Yesterday, He said my name– through the lips of an aging missionary man whom I hadn’t seen since my childhood.
He said my name and spoke to my spirit of how He sees me. He sees it all. All in a few simple and totally unexpected words. “I know. God has laid your family on my heart. I have been praying for many years…”
And the reminder of how He sees me– how He’s always seen this point in my family’s history, from the beginning of time– lifted me out of a darkness I have been wading through for so long I begin to forget what hope looks like. Lifted me just enough to take a deep breath of His clean, hopeful air. Enough to hold me for a little bit longer.
His grace is so much bigger than I will ever know…
Yesterday was a miraculous day for me…
And it reminded me of a post I wrote a number of years ago when doing a bible study in Africa. I want to share it with you because the lesson affected me so profoundly then, and again now. The lesson of The God Who Sees Me: http://hispoetry.blogspot.com/2011/01/god-who-sees-me.html
“…He sees each individual nobody; we are the point of His involvement with this planet in coming as Jesus Christ to die that we might know Him and live. He sees us when all is well, and He smiles with our smiling hearts. And He sees us when we are hiding behind a frail smile, and kisses at the wounds hiding there. He sees every single effort we make which goes unnoticed, every varied emotion which rolls through our souls and rocks us with it, every tear of frustration shed or left inside. He sees every kind of joy dancing in our spirits which we cannot put to adequate words. He sees it all. He always has. El Roi—The God Who Sees.” — an excerpt from my blogpost
And I am so deeply thankful that He sees.
And He sees you too. In all of your beauty, and in all of your brokenness. He sees you, and He loves you, and He wants to tell you so. Listen out for how He might be saying it… Listen out, train your ears to pick up His voice… and soon, you will hear, you will see, you will know.
Lord, nothing thrills me like You do…