What is this talk about hiding in a corner? You say you don’t like to be among the crowd, to be seen, but deep down inside, you are longing to be seen. When you were a child, do you remember playing hide-and-seek? You were always the one seeking after others. Others longing to be found. Wanting to be seen.
At times you’ve been misunderstood, left alone or not included. You feel as if you don’t belong. You could be in a room filled with people and still feel as if no one truly sees you. But I see you there, restless in your chair, cradling that cup of warm tea in your hands. Your eyes meet mine, and then turn away. You are longing to be seen, yet you are afraid to be seen. Why do you fear being accepted for who you really are? My eyes peer deeply into your soul. And what I see is beautiful. What I see is good. What I see deserves to be seen by others.
“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.” (Genesis 16:13)
Whenever you feel alone, I want you to remember that I am the God who sees you.
*This is Day 4 of a 31 Day series on Coffee Talk With Jesus. You can find all of the posts in this series here. I pray you are blessed as you read.