Sometimes we may wonder does anyone even see me? Does God care about what I am feeling and going through. Does He notice me?
The answer is not hard to find. It is on almost every page of the bible. God watches over our coming and our going. The bible says that God looks downs and sees all mankind and watches over all He has made.
“The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so He understands everything they do”. (Psalm 33:13-15)
But why? The answer is simple, it’s because He loves us and cares deeply for us. That may be easy for us to say, but hard to comprehend. Why would God care about us?
Jesus reveals the answer in how He treated a little man called Zacchaeus. Zachaeus was a unpopular, short, greedy little man who cheated people for a living. One day Jesus came to the city where Zacchaeus lived. He sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was a short man. So he ran ahead and climbed a tree to see Jesus, for He was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place where Zacchaeus was in the tree he looked up and saw him and said to him. Zacchaeus quickly come down, for today I am going to stay at your house. (Luke 19:1-9)
Everyone called Zacchaeus a sinner; he was someone to be avoided, and even ignored. But Jesus saw him, and chose to affirm and speak instead who he was born to be. He called Zacchaeus by his name, which in Hebrew means “clean” or “pure one.”
Everyone complained and grumbled about Jesus having dinner with Zacchaeus, but Jesus didn’t care. When He’d called Zacchaeus down out of the tree, He was declaring that God saw, noticed and cared about this little man. Instead of speaking out that he was a liar and a cheat, Jesus declared “I see you for who you are made to be, I love you; you are a son of Abraham, and that means “You are one of us; you’re in the family.”
Each one of us matters to God. He sees us. He sees us when we are doing great, and when we might feel like we are stuck up a tree, out on a limb financially or relationally or health-wise.
God wants us to realise how much we matter to Him. He encourages us everyday to do what Zacchaeus did, and jump out of the tree and into His arms. To choose to climb down, and be with the God who loves us, who sees us, who knows us, who wants us and who notices us.
Today, know that God cares about every detail of your life. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. He’s waiting to come to your house today.
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8)
Prayer: Lord thank you that you see me, know me and care about every part of my life. Help me to remember that today. In Jesus Name. Amen.