My three-year-old grandson, Luke was in my arms in the water. He lifted a diving ring in the air and placed it on my head like a crown.
“Hey,” he said. “There’s a white one.”
I laughed. “No way, that must be the sun shining on my head.”
Luke triumphantly held out a fistful of brown hair with a silvery hair glinting in the clump.
“See Gaga, I told you there was a white one!”
What in the world does that have to do with how big God is?
Our God sees everything.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. ~ Hebrews 4:13 NLT
That can be a scary thought, right? He sees the good. The not so great. The bad that makes us want to hide in shame.
The things we want our hairdresser to cover. . .
When I read the verse above, it might make me afraid of the bigness of God. . . except there’s more!
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. ~ Hebrews 4:12-16 NLT
The fact that God sees everything gives us total freedom to walk unabashedly (without shame, without fear, with confidence) into His presence to find what we need.
Because He sees, truly sees you.
He understands the weaknesses but also sees who you are to Him.
And it doesn’t stop there.
He offers mercy and grace to help when we need it most and that changes us.
We don’t have to be stuck with those hidden things taking root in our relationships, in our being, in our view of God!
Have you been hiding something? Throw open those doors and let Him in.
Just you and God
All week we’ve been looking at the greatness of God.
Q: Read the verses above. Put your name in the scripture. What is the Holy Spirit showing you?
Q: Sometimes being “seen” is an intimidating thought. What are you afraid that God might see?
Q: One interpretation of “come boldly to the throne” is interpreted as “shameless audacity,” which means without shame, with confidence in who He is and who you are to Him, with a belief that you will find what you need. How does that interpretation change the way you see your relationship with God?
Let’s end this week with prayer. Will you join me?
See me, God. Truly see me. See the places where I struggle. See the places where I celebrate You. See the places where I envy, and the places where I want to lash out rather than find your peace. See me as only You can. I run to you without shame, but rather with hope in who You are and who I am to You. Thank you for transformation that comes as I receive your mercy and allow you to bring to the light anything that does not need to reside in me. In the powerful and beautiful name of Jesus, amen.