Fully Known. Deeply Loved.
My precious friend.
It’s so crazy to think that the God of the universe loves us.
Yet I also think it’s crazy to actually know, to actually feel that love.
I think that as humans, we have these unintentional limitations and definitions of love.
But girl, throw it out the freakin’ window.
God’s love is so different. So different that it’s not even worth comparing…. Might as well just give it a whole separate category, a whole separate definition.
You are so fully known.
And you are so deeply loved.
Hear me: God knows all of you.
He designed you in His mind a long, long time ago.
He knit you together in your mama’s womb.
He was so present the very moment you breathed your first breath.
His presence, even if you didn’t know it, was walking with you through your childhood.
His eyes of blazing love and fire were fixed on you throughout your rebellion.
His arms were beckoning you towards Him at every moment in which you cast your gaze towards Him.
He knows your heart.
He knows your intentions, your feelings, your emotions.
And He understands them.
You know those weird quirks about you? Those odd little things that not many notice or know?
Girl, He loves those. He crafted those in you.
You know those “random” talents and passions and interests and hobbies?
He put those in your heart.
His eyes were fixed on every single move you’ve ever made. Every single time you rebelled, He saw.
Yet He didn’t quiver. He didn’t step back.
Every single time you have done something for Him, for His Kingdom, He saw.
And I bet He was so proud.
He knows every hair on your head.
He feels every time your heart beats.
He gives you breath every time you breathe.
He knows you.
You must think that your family knows you so well. Or your best friends. Or your guy.
You must know yourself.
But oh my friend, how much more does the God who created the wildflowers know you!
And there’s just something special about you.
You are fully known, yet you are also deeply loved.
Maybe you don’t see it.
But there’s something just so beautiful about you, at least in the eyes of your Creator.
And that’s all you need to know.
You don’t offer Him anything.
You can’t bring anything to the table.
He created the entirety of everything. Everything.
The blueness of the sky. The blazing fire in the sun. The delicacy in the wildflowers. The steadfast mountains. The atoms and molecules at the bottom of it all. The billions of species in the rainforest. The rain drops. He simply thought of mathematics. He breathed into existence every single precious stone. He crafted every type of fruit tree, every flavor, every element.
Yet He adores you.
I just can’t get over it.
It’s so dang beautiful.
So this is my reminder to you if you need a reminder:
You are fully known.
You are deeply loved.
Everything else just falls into place once you know this.
Your reckless behavior just diminishes in the intense feeling of being loved.
Your wandering and doubting heart stands still in the deep love of its Creator.
Your insecurities and self-consciousness fades to nothing in the light of His consuming love.
Your striving ceases at the foot of the cross of finished love.
Your chaotic life meets peace in the beauty of the Kingdom work.
When you know of this love, when you taste of this love…. I promise you, my friend, you will never yearn to go back to the old.
It’s so much better, so much sweeter than any love of this world.
It’s not to say that that at times you won’t slip, or stumble, or mess up.
But my friend, when you know the love that beckons the sun to rise every morning… your life is changed.
You are safe in His grip. He won’t let go.
You are pursued by the most relentless of Gods.
You are seen, because His very thoughts race around you.
You are beautiful, because the fingers that hung the stars and the breath that breathed the soft wind created you.
He died for you. That’s the most pure expression of love we have ever seen.
His death shows us everything our lives are searching for.
His death tells of the most beautiful love story… and it’s intimately yours.
SO, my friend, know that the God of loves sees something so special in your heart.
Press into that. Lean into His love, His love that is ever-pressing into your being.
Be filled to the brim at every moment with His love for you.
Oh darling, the God who designed the wildflowers is crazy about you.
With much, much love. And a love that’s simply overflows from our sweet Jesus. –Melissa
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