It wasn’t until I was at my absolute lowest and most lonely, desperate place that I saw Jesus. I saw him looking at me, seeing me! And I seized onto his love for me in such a new way. It completely and totally filled me up and met my needs. Even though my circumstances didn’t change, my heart was full. I had hope! I had purpose! I was seen! I existed!
My prayer now is to see others this way. I pray that through some of these thoughts people will wrestle with being seen. However, I mostly pray that people will see Jesus and see Him looking straight at them. He sees us deeply, completely, with nothing hidden. And He loves us still. In fact, He gave up his place as creator of the Universe to take on a form to be seen on earth. He became a baby and grew into a man. And yet we didn’t see him!” His own people killed him because they didn’t understand what they saw. That didn’t even stop him though. He came back to life, conquering death and will return for those who love him one day. I pray my kids can see him as their king. I pray my relatives can see him as their king. I pray my friends can see him as their king. We long to be seen and known. Jesus is more than enough to meet that deepest desire, for our very existence was created to see him and to commune with him! Thank you Jesus!