So I just finished reading a book called Heart Changer. It’s a fictionalized account of the slave girl to Naaman. He had leprosy and had to wash in the river Jordan. You can find his story in 2 Kings 5.
A quote that caught my attention runs as follows:
Even though I do not believe in your God, Miriam, I can sense that He is watching you. That his hand is upon you. And he has plans for you. I never thought I could say that about a god, but your God is not one made of wood or stone. He is one who hears and cares deeply. He is one who sees.
I got to thinking about that. God who sees. What does that really mean?
The God Who Sees
What does it mean
That God is a God who sees?
Does it mean that when a sparrow falls
He actually cares?
Or is he a distant God just noting
The event without concern?
Does it mean when I weep in despair
while washing the dishes, that it matters to him?
Or does he again, just note it
and go on about his affairs?
Questions sometimes hit
When you think about a God who sees.
What does it really mean?
Does one who sees care?
The thought implies that he does.
What’s the point of seeing if it’s just
another point to make a note of?
Seeing implies that he really sees.
That he sees the depths of confusion and hurt.
That he notes the hunger of the sparrow
The pain on a brow
All the signals that something isn’t right.
So what happens then?
What happens when a God sees?
Does he act?
Does he do anything to show he sees?
I don’t always know it
Sometimes I do
Like when we read about how God
Gives us something tangible to show the intangible.
Using something that we know well
Like taste, texture, sight, smell
An action of giving
and then receiving.
To remind us of the bigger picture
HIS SON DIED.
So when I pause to really think
what it means to have a
God that sees.
It does matter.
It mattered before the moment
that those tears fell
When a heart wept
When a bird stopped singing.
God saw it then
He sees it now
And he’s already done it.
The question now is
Do I make the choice to see him?
To know the one
Who saw me first?