Between the Covers

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”(Psalm 139:16)

According to Psalm 139, our book was written long before Page 1 became a reality. Paul tells us in Ephesians our book was written before creation itself:

“For he chose us before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.”(Ephesians 1:4)

So what does that mean for us as we live between the covers of our book?

It means the Author of life and of our salvation has been planning for us quite a long time.

It means He knows all about today; He wrote the script years ago.


He cannot be surprised. Not at this point in your life, not ever.

He knows or knew:

  • Your first grade teacher
  • Your BFF
  • The date and time of your first kiss
  • Your first fender-bender
  • Your GPA and your career choice
  • Your first job and your first house
  • And all that came (or is coming) in between and what will follow.

As the main character in your story, doesn’t a close relationship with the Author make sense? Every day is ordained. Chosen and planned just for you. Walk through each day with Him. You don’t want to miss a thing.


How do you feel about Psalm 139:16?

How about Ephesians 1:4? How does the Ephesians verse differ from the verse in Psalms?

Why would God go to so much trouble?

How does this information change your today? Your tomorrow? Or does it?

In a real book, no relationship exists between author and character except in the author’s mind and imagination. How is our relationship with God different?

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