Veteran news reporter Scott Pelley never goes on assignment without his travel essentials—a shortwave radio, camera, indestructible suitcase, laptop computer, phone, and an emergency locator beacon that works anywhere. “You extend the antenna, push two buttons, and it sends a signal to a satellite connected to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pelley said. “It tells them who and where I am.  Depending on what country you’re in, they’ll either send a rescue team – or not” (AARP The Magazine). Pelley has never needed to use the beacon, but he never travels without it.

            But when it comes to our relationship with God, we don’t need radios, phones, or emergency beacons. No matter how precarious our circumstances become, He already knows who and where we are. The Psalmist celebrated this as he wrote, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up . . . and are acquainted with all my ways”  (Ps. 119:1-3). Our needs are never hidden to God, and we are never separated from His care.

            Today, we can say with assurance, “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me”  (vv. 9-10).

            The Lord knows who we are, where we are, and what we need. We are always in His care.

from Our Daily Bread