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[dropcaps style= ‘square’]I[/dropcaps] looked out the window to see the tiniest bird perched on a tree branch, hiding on the swaying branch. It was so small that I almost missed it. As it hopped around on the branch, I smiled and thought to myself, “I see you.”


Sometimes we are doing life and wonder if we are seen, heard, or even known. Do people see us? Or, the even greater question is whether or not God sees us.

To Be Seen 

Zacchaeus must have wondered the same thing.


Luke 19:2-5 (NLT) says, “There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. ‘Zacchaeus!’ he said. ‘Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today’.”


Jesus came to the place where Zacchaeus was perched in a tree and essentially said, “I see you. I see you and know of your reputation. I see how you are trying to be near me. I see everything about you, Zacchaeus, and I still want to come to your house.”


Jesus sees you. He sees past all your mistakes, sin, and shame. He sees a person whom he died on the cross for. He knows you.

 Being Known 

As humans, we want to be known. We can try to find this in relationships, achievements, or our reputation. Yet, no one knows us and still loves us like Jesus does. In searching to be known, we don’t need to look any further.


Jesus knows you.


He loves you.


Psalm 139 gives us reminder after reminder that God sees us. The Psalmist said,”O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.”(Psalm 139:1-2 NLT) He is with you when you feel like you can’t keep going. He is holding you when you feel burdened by the day. Psalm 139 goes on to say in verses 15 and 16, “You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.” 


In the midst of to do lists that are too long and feeling buried under your burdens, God sees you. You have not escaped His notice or care.


 Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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