“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5
Do you know what it means to really know someone? Now, don’t confuse knowing about someone with knowing someone. For a person who really knows the thoughts of your heart and the secret things you intentionally keep hidden from others – that person really knows you.
Some may say their spouse or best friend knows them. Yet, I suggest that even though you may think you know yourself well and that others see the real you, no one knows you more completely than the One who created you.
God says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” It only makes sense that to know and understand ourselves, we need a personal relationship with the One who knows us best.
Even more, He loves you and desperately desires relationship with you. He gave up being God to come down to earth and live with all the same conflicting wants, unmet needs, passions and sufferings you experience today, and then He was brutally beaten, murdered, and He overcame death. He did this, not because He needed to, but so that He could have a relationship with you. No one else in your life will ever go to these lengths to try to know you.
Don’t stare coldly and turn away. Take the opportunity of a life time. Because the good news is that God knows us best, and loves us more than anyone else. He knows our failings and our shortcomings and loves us anyway. Through Jesus Christ, we have the privilege of having a personal relationship with our Creator. That relationship begins when we accept God’s love through faith. It’s a relationship that lasts forever and that’s mighty good news.