God sees the miraculous beauty of each individual snowflake, just like He sees the miraculous individuality that is you. There is nothing about you that He doesn’t know. Isn’t that what we all want? To be seen and known by those we love most and who we hope loves us most? What could be any better? To be seen and known by the God who created us?
There is no better feeling in the world than to be with someone who knows you so well that you even breathe easier when they’re around. It’s like when they’re around you know that everything will be okay, or they will say something to make it okay.
Jesus came near not to get to know us better, because He already knows us better than anyone. He came so that we might believe more readily in a God who knew what it felt like to be human. To be lonely. To be misunderstood. To feel like no one understands you. To feel like no one really knows or values the real you. And isn’t it wonderful to know that even if you were betrayed by every last person on this earth, that God would never betray you. Never abandon you.
The beauty of God coming near is that even when trust is broken by someone you gave your heart to, there is always hope for healing if you want it. The Holy Spirit is the binder of anything and everything that is broken. And our great hope in Heaven is that there, we will finally fully know and fully love each other with the perfect love we just can’t seem to master down here.
This Advent, God is calling you to draw near. Enjoy the wonder of having a God who knows you intimately like a favorite well-worn sweater. Wrap His love around you and pour out your grief to One who is well acquainted with it.
Seek healing and comfort in His Presence today.
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT
2 thoughts on “Advent: The joy of being fully known”
Lori, as poets and writers we usually communicate best by the written word, rather than the spoken, which sets us at odds with the normal way of interacting with people. Also, our work requires solitude, which sets us apart. And, even our brains may be wired differently, enabling us to perceive what others don’t but maybe miss the obvious! Such unique gifts and differences lift our writing, but not necessarily ourselves! The wider the gap, the more we might feel misunderstood by those around us. How frustrating this can be – but for God. Thank you for that reminder and this article, which other members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook will surely welcome too. I’ll highlight your post on the blog http://www.christianpoetsandwriters.com. God bless you and your good work.
Mary, what a heartfelt and beautifully insightful comment. Thank you so much for being such a faithful writer and reader of my blog!