There’s a couple in Arkansas who
have given their six-year-old son
strict instructions to come home from playing every afternoon no later
than 5 p.m.
He is allowed to play with his friends, but his parents are quite
his curfew. If he is not home by 5 p.m., they begin to worry and call
neighborhood to find out where he is. The boy knows this, though, and
to arrive everyday on time.
One April Monday, however, the day after Daylight Saving
Time went into effect, the boy was late coming home. When he finally
few minutes before 6 p.m., his mother scolded him for being late.
“You know you
are to be home by five,” she said, “and here it is
Puzzled, the little boy pointed out the window. “But the
light,” he protested, “the light; it’s
the light that tells me when to come home.”
Realizing what had happened, his mother smiled and gently explained
day before the time had been changed, that everyone had reset the
now, the daylight lasted longer.
The boy’s eyes narrowed. “Does God know about
It’s easy to see why a young boy would ask such a question,
but no matter what the circumstance prompting the question, the answer
God know about this?” is always, “Yes, He
knows.” David reflected on this quality
of God in Psalm 139:
you have examined me and know all about me. You know when
I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.
where I go and where I lie down. You know thoroughly everything I do.
before I say a word, you already know it. You are all around
me—in front and in
back—and have put your hand on me. Your knowledge is amazing
to me; it is more than
I can understand.” (Psalm 139:1-6)
At times, it is a bit frightening to realize that God knows
so much about me, but ultimately it is a comforting
thought—that someone knows so
much about me, yet still loves me. Because God knows me so well, He
knows my deepest
needs. May you take comfort this day in the realization that God knows
about you there is to know.