The sole occupant of this boundless
(from "The Preciousness of God's Thoughts" by Octavius Winslow)
It marvelous that God should think of us as He does.
God is infinitely great and holy; all worlds, all beings,
all events occupy His mind. Yet, He has individual
thoughts of His children; not mere passing glances
of the mind, but involving the pre-determination
and pre arrangement of each event, circumstance,
and step of our personal history, trivial though it
be but the falling of a hair from our head.
This is a truth too mighty to grasp were it not too
precious to refuse, and too divine to disbelieve.
Doubtless, you have often appeared, in your own
estimation, so obscure and insignificant a being;
a mere cipher in the great sum of human existence,
a single drop in the vast ocean of human life; as to
be almost at an infinite distance from God's notice.
Isolated, poor and lowly as you may be, God, the
great holy Lord God thinks of you, notices you,
regards you, sets His heart upon you. His thoughts
cluster around you, clinging to you with a grasp so
fervent and intense as though He were solely and
supremely absorbed with you and your concerns.
Each child of God dwells in His heart, and
engages His mind as though he were the
sole occupant of this boundless universe!
O child of God! The thoughts that God has
of you are so vast that nothing can exceed,
and so precious that nothing can equal them.
The thoughts of the infinite God encircle you
more closely and fondly than the ivy clasps
the elm, or the mother the new born infant.
There is not a moment that he is not thinking of you!
Do not be cast down then, if God appears to
forget you. "My way is hidden from the Lord,"
says the desponding Christian.
"No!" says God, "I have engraved you on the
palms of My hands; you are continually before Me."