"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom." Isaiah 40:28
Ever wonder how long the human body can go without sleep? The official world record belongs to San Diego native Randy Gardner, who in 1964, at the age of 17, went without sleep for an incredible 11 days, or approximately 260 hours.
William C. Dement, a researcher at the Sanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, observed Gardner during the last few days of his sleepless marathon.
Now before we get any ideas of trying to emulate or surpass this record (if any of us are so inclined), I should note that the Guinness Book of World Records will not recognize any such attempts due to the danger of going long periods without sleep. We all need sleep, and being deprived of it for long periods of time can negatively affect our health, and in extreme cases, may even lead to death. We, as finite human beings, have our limitations.
We get tired every day, and we require hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. But Scripture tells us, in Isaiah, God does not grow tired. God doesn't have any limitations. This truth is nicely echoed in the Chris Tomlin song, "Everlasting God":
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
That's great news, because the God we serve is the almighty creator who never sleeps. What a comfort it is to know that our Heavenly Father constantly watches over us, and we can always turn to Him for help, day or night.