DayBreaks for 1/1/16: From the Moment I Was Born
Galen is out of the country. While he is gone, you will be receiving DayBreaks from the DayBreaks archive from January, 2006.
At what point did God “become” your God? Was it when you accepted Christ? How long ago was it? The Psalmist has a point of view that we would be wise to consider, when he said in Psalm 22:10 (NLT): “I was thrust upon you at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.”
When we were born, we were thrust from a dark womb into a world of noise, chaos, bright lights, cold, love, hate, anger, compassion, war and peace. Although I cannot remember it, I’m sure it was a shocking and confusing transition. But, as they say, there’s no turning the clock back, and the womb is one home that we cannot return to.
As frustrating as we may find life to be, the Psalmist says we were thrust upon God at birth. What does that mean other than that we are dependent on Him from the moment we see the light of day? I believe it also means that from the moment we are born He takes upon Himself the responsibility for us and because He is all good, loving and resourceful, He cannot abandon His obligation to us. While it may seem strange that God is obligated to us (certainly we cannot make Him obliged to us in any way), He has bound Himself with that obligation, and that’s far better than if we’d tried to bind it upon Him. He will not be untrue to Himself! 2 Tim. 2:13 – “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.”
It is God’s job to determine the length of our days. It is our obligation to acknowledge Him as God with gratefulness and praise.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Father God, we have spent so much of our lives in ignorance of You, sometimes in ignorance before we learned about You, and sometimes intentionally pretending that You aren’t real, that we won’t have to answer to You as our God. Help us to number our days, to seek Your kingdom and to remember with each passing moment that You are real and that we must reckon with You in due time. Thank You that we can safely give to You the obligation to keep us, care for us, and ultimately to see us home. Thank You that we don’t have to carry those burdens or concerns, nor do we have to fear Your failure! In Jesus’ name, Amen.