Hebrews 4:13  "And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account."

The great theological word "omniscience" may seem unrelated to you on a daily basis. But actually, it should bring either terror, or seriousness and delight to our lives because it has to do with God knowing everything--everything.

In our self-willed and independent-minded state we generally overlook the fact that the God of the universe knows absolutely every detail about our thoughts, words and actions. When we sink into understanding this more fully we surely must be moved to bow before Him in great humility and ask for forgiveness. Knowing that He loves to forgive, then brings our hearts to delight that He knows our every heartache, difficulty and pain--and that He wants to be with us through it all.  

God knows and cares just as much about the person who ignores Him as for the one who embraces Him.  But the one who ignores God misses the point of his life and therefore looks for purposes that end up being mundane and unfulfilling, and difficulties have no meaning. Yet there will still be an accounting to God.   A big part of the delight the one who embraces God enjoys is the understanding that God does know every detail of their life; what bliss in seeing purpose of life and what comfort in trials, sorrows and disappointments.  

"Hebrews 4:13b "...but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account."

This Thursday morning we will continue our study of the attributes of God with a focus on His omniscience.  Don't forget that there is a women's retreat this Friday evening through Saturday afternoon at Camp Gilead.  If you would like to ride with me, let me know and register online at


Funerals and memorial services give us good reason to think about our own passing from this world.  After all, death comes to everyone and we would quite foolish to ignore something so certain.  With the passing of Billy Graham and a dear friend Jerry Gary during the past couple of weeks I started thinking about a poem written by Mary Frye in 1932.  This poem very commonly is found written in the pamphlet you receive during a service for a deceased person as to how that person is still here and you can find them in the winds and snow, etc.  It has always struck me as an incredible wrong train of thought.  So, I've taken the liberty to write it as I would like it for my funeral some day.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

But, I am not a thousand winds that blow.

I am not the diamond glint on snow.

I am not the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am not the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,

I am not the swift, uplifting rush

Of birds in circling flight.

I am not the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there, I am in Heaven on high

More alive than ever, you see,

Because Jesus rescued me.

To God be the Glory!

Ladies, see you on Thursday morning to talk about this incredible God that offers to rescue every man, woman, and child.  2 Peter 3:9  "The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."

Ezra's painting of Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara seemed fitting for my musings today. :) 



 Our grandson, one year old Samuel living a life of "peace, joy and security."

Our grandson, one year old Samuel living a life of "peace, joy and security."

Perhaps you think of "omnipotence" as a theological word that relates to God, but has little to do with your daily life.  Sadly, this way of thinking tends to dominate most people.  Why are we fearful, worrisome, angry, anxious and depressed?  The more our society promotes the autonomous self, the worse our lives have become because we are actually extremely needy people who can never fully live until we recognize God is all powerful (omnipotent) and He lovingly cares for every detail of our lives.  A very limited illustration of this situation would be a one year old child worried about food, clothing, and shelter when he has a loving parent caring for all of those things.  We find this ridiculous, but even more absurd are lives lived supposedly in human strength alone.

Is it because we have an inflated view of ourselves, or because we have a small view of the omnipotent God that we live fretful and discouraged lives?  God's omnipotence should have a marked impact on our daily lives bringing peace, joy and security.  To God be the glory!

This Thursday we will be studying Chapter 4 in our books concerning God's omnipotence.  Let's encourage one another to be conscious of God's great power in our daily lives.