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I've got a grandson who loves to play "hide and seek." I haven't told him I'm pretty much onto his favorite places to hide in our house. But he has figured out the best places to become totally invisible when I'm looking for him.
But being invisible isn't always fun, you know. There are people, including someone who told me just this week, who have basically felt invisible their whole lives. Oh, you can feel invisible in your family, at school, where you work, even in your marriage. It's awful feeling like no one seems to know or care that you're there.
I read something from the life of Jesus a few days ago that carries real hope for people who feel marginalized, ignored, passed over. Our word for today from the Word of God; it's
Jesus, who is mobbed by people, says, "Somebody touched Me." Then comes this wonderful footnote to the story: "Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed...fell at His feet"
This desperate woman discovered that day what millions have discovered since then. Nobody goes unnoticed by Jesus! For Jesus, there are no invisible people. How could there be? The Bible says that each and every one of us was "created by Him and for Him"
All those people who've overlooked you, made you feel so small, don't know who you are! In the words of the Bible, you are "God's workmanship"
Listen to God's Word, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever (and you can put your name here!) believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life"
I hope today will be for you the beginning of this love relationship with Jesus Christ. If there's never been a day like that, let this be the day. Why live another day without this unloseable, unconditional love that changes everything? Tell Him, "Jesus, thank You for loving me enough to die for me. Thank You for being powerful enough to walk out of Your grave. Come into my life today."
Go to our website, because there you will find how to be sure you belong to Jesus. It's YoursForLife.net.
You're not unnoticed, you're not invisible. Jesus never stops thinking of you. Especially when He looks at the nail prints in His hand.
© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
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