Psalm 139:17-18 reads “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!” God thinks about me so often that if each thought were a single grain of sand, it would overfill the deserts of the world. That’s a lot of thinking! A teenager in love would struggle to match such an obsession. It goes on all day, every day, so that the first thing I notice every morning is that God is there, sitting in the corner of the room and, yep, thinking about me. Two thoughts strike me as I let this verse settle. The first is that there’s a lot of love in the room. This sandstorm is not made-up of vicious or vindictive thoughts. This is not judgement and condemnation. These are precious thoughts: the kind some of us scribbled in cards or posted to Facebook on Feb 14th. This is affection. Affirmation. Attentiveness. A million times a day, I am loved. The second thought is about prophecy. Those of us who believe that God speaks to us prophetically should take courage from this verse. If it is true that God thinks of me that often. If the sands of the desert aren’t enough to contain his observations of me or his declarations over me, then isn’t it likely that at least some of those thoughts, from time to time, will trickle through? With that much sand around, surely some will spill over into my now… Our prayer for you is that you will know how often your creator thinks of you – and that today you will catch the sound of his sand trickling into your life.