Jesus Knows Me. This I Love – Learning to See the Light

Yesterday I drove past a little church that always seems to spread big messages by way of its ever-changing billboard, and I was struck by these words: “Jesus knows me. This I love.”

I can only imagine living a life so very perfectly that I would even want Jesus to know all of my dark wishes and thoughts, and yet, I fully believe that God does know us. At times, however, I try to ignore what I believe, and that is a dismal period for me.

“People who walk across dark bridges, past saints,
with dim, small lights.
Clouds which move across gray skies
past churches
with towers darkened in the dusk.
One who leans against granite railing
gazing into the evening waters,
His hands resting on old stones.”
― Franz Kafka

When I deny myself of God’s love and guidance, I invariably waste blocks of time, wandering around in dimness and darkness and howling at the moon.

How reassuring and almost childishly pure the truth actually is: Jesus knows me.

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

I have passed through phases of my life when I was mad at God and when I worked very hard to obliterate my thoughts of Him. During those times, I would try to convince myself that there was no God and that there was no Jesus r that He did not know me or care about me one bit. At other times, I have acknowledged the reality of God, but I simply didn’t trust Him enough to hand him my life-reins.

I have entered another phase now.  I have finally become exhausted with the futile effort to drive my own team, and I have simply decided that even though I don’t clearly understand the whole God thing, I am willing to give Him control.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

Consider the Lily – Jacki Kellum Watercolor

In the Bible, we are told in the book of Matthew that God knows us completely. He has numbered every hair on our heads. A few verses later, we are told not to worry about how we will survive. He tells us to look at the flowers in the field and to note how beautifully he has clothed them.

Jesus Loves Me This I Know, For the Bible Tells Me So.

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin.” Two verses earlier at Matthew 6:26 Jesus told his followers not to worry about food, because even the birds are provided for by God.

We are God’s most precious creation. How wonderful it is to accept the fact that someone more capable than I is in control.

Jesus does know me.  This I love.


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