When I was a little girl, my favorite super-hero power was invisibility. I thought it both adventurous and advantageous to wander around totally undetected, spying on friends, and listening in on conversations. Don’t judge, forgive me I was ten. Besides the obvious advantages, my favorite benefit of being invisible was protection. I could step out and explore, day or night without fear, because evil couldn’t see me. I’m sure I’m not the only child who dreamed of becoming invisible.
So when did we go from childhood fantasy, to actually believing we’ve acquired the super-hero power of invisibility?
If you are feeling invisible today, I have an important message from God. You’re not.
I have another important message; the only thing that matters, is God sees you.
The God of the Universe sees you. The One true God has many names, and El Roi is one of them. El Roi, “the strong One who sees me.” Even if we were invisible to everyone else on earth, God sees us, and He is the only One who matters. His plan for us is not to remain unseen and unheard, and here’s why…
I don’t usually do the “word of the year” thing, but God gave me a word this year:
What does it mean? Here’s a tidbit from Merriam-Webster:
- move out of or away from something and come into view
- to rise or appear from a hidden or unknown place or condition : to come out into view
- to become manifest : become known
Sounds quite the opposite of invisible, doesn’t it? God is calling us to emerge into the light and be the light. It’s time to step out and explore adventurous faith without fear, not because evil can’t see us, but because God can. We may not be invisible, but we are protected by Him.
Let’s be careful we are not thinking more of ourselves than we ought. We can get locked up in pride when we are focusing on why we aren’t being seen, acknowledged. All we need to know, is God sees us. Did I say that already? No matter, we all need to hear it again. I’m right there in it with you.
Did you know, in the Bible God is referred to as being the invisible God? Satan has devised a plan; a lie he whispers into our ear: we are invisible and invisible means insignificant. Well, that’s impossible if the word invisible is used to describe God. Can I get an Amen?
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” Colossians 1:15 (NKJV)
Jesus is the image of the invisible God; and we are made in His image. It’s time to emerge from feeling invisible, to trusting God and becoming unstoppable. Are you ready?