“Watch me, Grandma, watch me!”
My granddaughter bounced up and down, waving her little hands to make sure I watched her attempt at gymnastics. After each flip, she paused to make sure I was still paying attention. “Did you see me, Grandma? Did I do good?”
As children grow, they need constant approval and affirmation as they try new things. They want to be seen. But what about adults? Does that need ever go away completely?
We all need to be seen, and we all need to be loved. Trying to fulfill those needs apart from the Lord will leave us empty and feeling invisible.
But with God, we are…
We are not invisible. God sees us completely, inside and out, every moment of every day. He sees our tears, our pain, and our needs. He views us through the shed blood of Jesus, clothed in His robe of righteousness.
God knew us before we were ever conceived. In fact, we were His idea. He knows our thoughts and the desires of our heart. He knows the number of hairs on our head. And He’s even engraved our name on the palm of His hand.
God loves us so much He gave the best He had to give. He sent His only Son to suffer and die for us so we can spend eternity with Him. His love is unconditional and unending. He loves us despite our weaknesses and imperfections. He doesn’t play favorites, and we never have to perform to win His approval. Nothing in heaven or on earth can separate us from that amazing love.
When you feel invisible in this crazy world, know that God sees you when it feels as if no one else does. You are fully seen, fully known, and fully loved.
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