To be seen. To be recognized. That is a deep human need and desire. I see it in my kiddos. Everyday. We don’t want to be invisible. We want someone to acknowledge that we matter- to make eye contact and be called by name. It can turn a day around.
It can change a life.
As I move through this Lent time, I am reading the stories of Jesus’ work here on Earth. I am struck by what made Jesus so appealing is how He acknowledged that each person mattered. He stopped to talk to a person or a group of people. By Him taking these extra moments, the people around Him saw that He truly loved each individual. He cared about each hurt and sorrow. He understood how to speak specifically to each soul.
To Nicodemus, it was with directness and questions.
To a crippled woman, it was acknowledgment and freedom.
To the man burdened by the legion of demons, it was speaking words of empowerment.
To a bleeding woman, it was simply acknowledging and honoring her.
To Peter, it was with questions and truth.
Jesus had a heart that beat for all of humanity. Not only that, but it beats for each individual human. His heart beats for you. Sign up below and I’ll email you a five-part study to guide you through each of these stories. Perhaps you will see yourself in these stories, but mostly may you see that Jesus sees you and He cares deeply for you.
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