Thursday, August 9, 2012

God’s Passionate Interest

Our four year old grandson, Dominic was out to visit us this past weekend.  He hadn't been here since our filly, Wonder was born so he was excited to see her.  We all stood back in awe as we watched what happened between them.  Everywhere Dominic went, Wonder was right next to him.  At first Dominic was a bit uncertain about Wonder’s keen interest in him so… he’d find a tree to stand behind, move closer to his dad or find a way to sneak away from her.  Within seconds, however, Wonder would hunt him down and get so close that her nose would be pressed right up against him.  It didn't take long for Dominic to realize that Wonder wasn't trying to hurt him.  From then on, not only was Dominic comfortable with her intense interest in him, he liked it!

As I watched Wonder’s reaction to Dominic, I began to consider,

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; 
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways. 
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely. 
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, 
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; 
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, 
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
Psalm 139

I can’t even begin to describe how it feels knowing that
God has such a passionate interest in me!
When I consider it,
I’m so humbled that my heart immediately bows in His glory.

When we were telling Dominic how special he must be to Wonder, he informed us that, “Wonder likes me because I smell like strawberries.”  We have no idea why he thinks he smells like strawberries, but he had concluded that was the reason why Wonder didn’t want to leave his side.

I’m not sure if we have any particular scent about us that God is too very interested in.  However, the all-knowing, ever-present High God never lets us out of His sight simply because … we are His.


P.S.  Please feel free to contact me with questions, thoughts, topics you’d like to ponder or to read past articles at:  You may also contact me at:
             Bonnie Jaeckle
             In Search of the Whole-Hearted Life
             Diagonal Progress
             505 Jefferson St.
             Diagonal, IA 50845

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