Christ sees you.

I hope that does not make you afraid or want to hide. My desire is that it inspires and invites you to draw close to Jesus.

I've been undone by this passage from the bible, the book of Matthew, 4:18, "As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers...." [1]

Jesus saw you before you ever saw him.
Jesus knew you before you ever knew him.

Think about this for a moment.  No, really...read the next sentence and then stop and think about it.  Take 5 minutes, 10 minutes or the rest of the day, but think about it and then finish reading this blog.

Jesus sees you before you see him.

Are you done thinking about it?  It's a staggering reality isn't it beloved?

John 6:44, "No one can come (commit one's self to the instruction of Jesus and enter into fellowship with him) to me (Jesus) unless the Father who sent me (for the purpose of revealing the Father and calling his children home) draws (by an inward power) him." [2]

C.H. Spurgeon once noted, speaking of John 6:44, [A person says with a sneer], “Then do you think that Christ drags men to Himself, seeing that they are unwilling?” I remember meeting once with a man who said to me, “Sir, you preach that Christ takes people by the hair of their heads and drags them to Himself.” I asked him whether he could refer to the date of the sermon wherein I preached that extra-ordinary doctrine, for if he could, I should be very much obliged. However, he could not. But said I, while Christ does not drag people to Himself by the hair of their heads, I believe that He draws them by the heart quite as powerfully as your caricature would suggest." [3]

I BELIEVE HE DRAWS THEM BY THE HEART QUITE AS POWERFULLY AS YOUR CARICATURE WOULD SUGGEST!

Yes, he draws us, because He sees us.

He sees us in our dreadful condition as "slaves to sin." [4]
He sees what we can become as children of God.
James 1:18, "And it was a happy day for Him when he gave us our new lives through the truth of His word, and we became, as it were, the first children in His new family." [5]

The Father sees you.
Jesus sees you.
Holy Spirit sees you.

Whatever your condition may be, he bids you come. 
Come out of the shadows.
Come into the light.
He will heal.
He will encourage.
He will create.
He will form.
He will empower.
He will touch.
He will listen.
He will comfort.
He will do good because HE IS GOOD!


For further study read:
Psalm 139
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Luke 15:11-31
Galatians 4:4-7
Ephesians 1:3-14
Colossians 1:21-22, 2:9-10
1 Peter 1:13-23

 

[1] THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.                                               
[2] My parenthetical insertions are greek word definitions.
[3] https://www.monergism.com/how-men-come-christ-john-644
[4] Romans 6:16 - THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
[5] The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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