Psalms 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
This passage of scripture tells us that there is nothing and no one that is hidden from God. The Bible teaches us that God is more familiar with everything pertaining to the human experience than many realize or acknowledge. He has even numbered every grain of hair on our heads, yet many people live their lives without ever knowing that the all-seeing eye of God is upon them.
The past two weeks have been fraught with uncertainty, consternation, and confusion over the disappearance of the Malaysian jetliner, flight 370. No one seems to know where it has gone, and military and scientific minds are perplexed that an object so large can disappear without a trace. Even with the modern sophisticated satellite and radar systems currently employed, the whereabouts of the airplane seems to be elusive so far. Now while the concentrated efforts to retrieve it must be applauded, we must remind everyone that God already knows where it is, for there is no such thing as an object vanishing out of God's sight.
The fact that God sees all and knows all is reiterated in the scriptures over and over again, and should be an incentive for us to call upon Him when we are overwhelmed with perplexing and disturbing questions. Let's read:
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
Isaiah 40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
These and similar texts should serve to remind us that there is a God in heaven who sees and knows all. there is absolutely nothing hid from Him as several stories in the Bible plainly show. A good example of this truth was demonstrated when Saul's father had lost his asses. No one could tell where the animals had gone, so Saul was asked by his father to take a servant to go look for them. However, after a few days of diligent searching, they were unsuccessful, and were just about to give up hope, when they decided to ask help of the prophet Samuel. What followed next should serve as an encouragement to every member of the human family when facing similar, unexplainable situations. Let's read:
1st Samuel 9:3 And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses. 4 And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not. 5 And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us. 6 And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go. 14 And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place. 18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is. 19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart. 20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?
1st Samuel 10:2 When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Here in this experience of Saul, the Lord accurately pointed out through His ordained prophet where the animals were, and as a result the perplexing questions of what befell them were duly answered. As the search for the missing Malaysian jet continues, let's remember that The God of heaven can resolve these and all other situations, if we put our trust in Him. We sincerely hope and pray that everyone will learn the all-important lesson of seeking God first in good times as well as the bad times, for if we do there is nothing lost that cannot be found, and nothing hidden that cannot be revealed.
May this and all other similar experiences help us to place our confidence in God and not in man. God bless!