He sees you! In His Word 10-8-18

He sees you… In His Word 10-8-18

Sometimes we all feel like we have been either passed over at work, or ignored, or just plane not seen.  The Bible is full of people who no doubt felt this way. In the book of Luke there are several women I wanted to point out to you today.
In the center margin of Luke 18 I found a note I had penned a while back. “Peter noticed those less seen. Have hope! God sees you!”

Jesus him self noticed many people as He went on his journey; the Woman at the Well, or the Samaritan Woman is one such person. He stopped for water while the rest of the team went off for food and because He stopped and spoke to the woman many were saved. It could be said that she was the first Evangelist; she went and ran through the town telling everyone to go see Jesus.

Jesus and we.. we got your back!
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”  Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him. John 4:25-30
In Luke 18 Jesus tells us the parable of the persistent widow.
Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,, saying, “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, and get justice for me from my adversary.”  And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,   yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.  And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8
This parable tells us that persistence pays off. I believe God wants us to be persistent in prayer. He wants us to pray until something happens, and He wants us to stick with the task He gives us until it is finished. The fact that no one else knows what you are going through right now is not a big deal, because God sees you. God is the big deal!

Maybe you are thinking you are too old, or too simple, or too ordinary for God to use you. Even a funeral procession caught Jesus’ attention.
There was an older woman who had her son raised to life from his casket when Jesus was walking along. A funeral procession came by.  
Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country. Luke 7: 11-17
Then there was the woman who reached out just to touch the hem of His garment as well. She is one that really stands out because
He could have just allowed it and gone on but no, he asked who did it, then made a point of telling her of her great faith. He took time with her. He saw her with his spirit.
None of these would have been known but God chose to put them in His Word. In the same way He chose to put you in the Book of Life when you chose to put Him in your life by believing in Him.
Amazing! Our God sees us, and cares enough to find someone to talk about in His Word that will enrich our lives and give us that future and hope He speaks of!
Look around you today; is there someone who may be feeling left out? Maybe its you? Tell them and yourself this, because it is the truth; He sees you. He knows your heart today. He loves you anyway. Keep on being persistent; the answer will come. Keep on seeking to hear His voice; and remember that it is not always in thunder or the wind but often in the still small voice that tells you; peace be still!
Just because you feel unappreciated does not mean God does not appreciate you. In fact it does not mean that you are not appreciated it just means no one told you!
Some people find it hard to tell us that they appreciate us; but it does not mean they do not see us. Take a moment this week and write yourself a note, each day.

“Today I appreciate that I …..” you fill in the blank. Then look around and find someone else in your life to appreciate. We never know who will have a life change because we cared enough to tell them. Go one step further—tell them that you see them, and God sees them and we care; you, God and I.
Dear Heavenly Father, bring the lost and the under acknowledged to us this week and help us point them to you, the author and the finisher of our faith hope and love, In Jesus name amen.
Suggested reading: Luke 7:1-50, Luke 18:1-43, John 4:1-54 Luke 2: 1-25