Have you ever wondered exactly how many grains of sand are on the seashore?  It has to be a number we have yet to even record.  It’s vast and seems endless. There are probably thousands of grains in the seashore in a single cup of sand.  
In Genesis 22:17 God speaks to Abraham and says, “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.”  As believers, you and I are part of that promise. 
So how does that make you feel to know you’re more than one in a million… you’re one in a number that is so huge it has yet to be recorded.  Crazy, isn’t it.  Yet, you are known by God. 
Jeremiah 1:5a says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”  God had a foreknowledge of you and me.  He knew us before we were created and he loved us enough to create us [Psalm 139:13].  Not only did he create us, knowing how we would turn out ahead of time, He died for us to cover our sins so He could maintain a relationship with us, even when we messed up.  Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  God did all of this because He loves us.  We are important to Him.  We matter.  We’re chosen, adopted, loved, redeemed, and forgiven [Ephesians 1:4-11]. Take a moment and let that take root in your mind.
When you look at yourself, what do you see?  If you’re like most people, you focus on the flaws, the things you see wrong.  However, when God looks at you, He sees us as flawless [Song of Solomon 4:7].  It’s time we stop looking for the bad in ourselves and started looking for the gold.  After all, if the Creator of the universe had foreknowledge of us and chose to create us anyway so we could have a relationship with Him, then we can’t be all bad, can we?  You’re precious to Him.

I am taking Thursday and Friday off to spend with my extended family who is visiting from Colorado.  Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll meet you back here on Monday, June 11th.