“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” (Psalm 139:17, NLT).
Before email and instant messaging, which wasn’t that long ago, people used to write letters and send greeting cards. It was how they shared bits of their lives, good or bad news and let friends and loved ones know they were thinking of them. To teens and 20-somethings, who often don’t know where to put a stamp on an envelope, this form of communication might sound old fashioned. But it was a lovely way to express oneself and actually required some thought.
We might be tempted to think God is off doing important business and doesn’t have time to think of us, when the opposite is true. He is always thinking of us—and not just absentmindedly watching, but actively loving us. The Bible is full of his thoughts, intentions, actions and plans for the people he created. It has been called his love letter and is worth reading, slowly and contemplatively. Keeping this perspective in mind turns reading the Bible into a personal letter, to be savored every day.