How to Truly See

In a room filled with tables and microscopes, students are able to see detail that is invisible to the naked eye. Science is a fascinating field though I admit that I didn’t fair well in Biology lab. Under magnification, a drop of water or smudge of dirt would reveal a foreign world of strange organisms. While intrigued, my attempts to capture their likeness in a quick drawing left much to be desired. Needless to say, using my notes to study for a lab exam was rather pointless. Though I didn’t replicate it well, under the microscope I saw a perspective that had previously been beyond my ability.

There is much in life, just as in Biology lab, that is beyond our natural ability to perceive.

Jack didn’t receive the promotion he’d expected, Jill questions her value as a stay-at-home mom, and after years of trying to conceive Laura wonders if her arms will ever hold her child. Each of them feels overlooked, invisible or insignificant.

We can all feel that way at times but the truth is not always what we feel. The truth is, out of hundreds of billion galaxies, out of billions of planets in our galaxy, out of 7 billion people across the 197 million square miles of earth, God sees you.

God – sees – you.

What a profound reality. If we can wrap our heads around this truth it will forever change the way we look at the world and our circumstances.

Consider for a moment just what that means.

Who sees you-

The Creator of all that exists-
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
(Gen. 1:1)

The only all-powerful being-
“Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him?
(Job 36:22)

The One whose breath is in your lungs-
Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
(Gen. 2:7)

The One who stepped out of heaven, put on flesh, was born into filth, scorned, ridiculed, beaten and crucified all for you.-
‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
 (Luke 24:7)

That’s who.  

How He sees you-

He knows what you look like, knows your name and even sees you down to the very hairs on your head.-
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

               He sees every place you go and everything you do. -
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
 (Gen. 16:13)

               He knows your personality, your habits and your quirks.-
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
(Psalm 139:1)

               He hears your every thought and knows your every word. –
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.
 (Psalm 139:4)

He sees you completely.

Why He sees you-

               He adores you –
                              The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to                                                                                those who fear him.”
(Psa. 103:13)

               He cherishes you –
                              The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession.”
 (Deu 14:2)

               He delights in you -
                                        “He will take great delight in you…He will rejoice over you with singing.”
(Zep. 3:17)

               He loves you unconditionally.
                              “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-                                                                           kindness.”
(Jer. 31:3)

You are His precious child.

Message for the Journey:

In the natural, circumstances may seem to indicate that you are overlooked, invisible or insignificant. But remember, just as in biology lab, the human eye is limited to what it can see without aid. Rely daily on the Word to clarify the truth of whom and whose you truly are. You are seen, you are cherished and you are loved.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32

                                                                                                                                                      ©Ann Wilds

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