The Perfect Love and Knowledge of God

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Readings for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Saints for Today

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Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.  Even all the hairs of your head are counted.  So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  Matthew 10:29-31

It’s comforting to know that the All-Powerful God of the Universe knows every detail about our lives and is deeply concerned about every single detail.  He knows us infinitely better than we know ourselves and He loves each one of us more deeply than we could ever love ourselves.  These facts should give us much peace.

Imagine the truth contained in this Scripture above.  God even knows how many hairs we have on our head!  This is stated as a way of emphasizing the depth of intimacy by which God knows us. 

When we can come to the realization of the Father’s perfect knowledge of us AND His perfect love of us, we will be in a position to put our complete trust in Him.  Trust in God is only possible when we understand who we are trusting.  And when we do begin to more completely understand who God is and how much He cares about every detail of our lives, we will more easily entrust to Him those details, allowing Him to take control of all.

Reflect, today, upon these basic truths of God’s perfect knowledge of us and His perfect love.  Sit with those truths and ponder them.  As you do, allow them to become the basis of an invitation from God to let go of your own control of life in favor of His control.  Try to make an act of total surrender to Him and you will begin to discover the freedom that comes with this surrender.

Father in Heaven, I thank You for Your perfect knowledge of every detail of my life.  I thank You, also, for Your perfect love.  Help me to trust in this love and to trust in Your daily invitation to surrender all.  I do surrender my life to You, dear Lord.  Help me to surrender more fully this day.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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