Fully Known and I Am Loved

Yesterday while listening to the radio on my drive home, I heard a song I have listened to many times.  Yet, this time the words ran through my mind for the next twenty minutes.  I had just prayed for a word for today’s Whisper. So I took the “cue” and listened further.

As I was thinking of the lyrics, I heard the announcer say she had had a particular scripture on her mind…all day.

So I began to think of the how the song had touched my heart and the scripture had moved her.  I put the two thoughts together and truly felt God was giving me a message.

When I got home I looked up the scripture, Jeremiah 1:5, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart…”And as if for the very first time, I understood the timing of this message if nothing else.

Let me first say this is not intended to be a political article, but a heartfelt brokenness…to an issue which I am certain has touched each of our hearts over the past week or so.

The abortion law passed in New York removes the need for a doctor to perform some abortions and takes abortions out of the criminal code, making it a public health issue. However, the most controversial aspect of RHA (Reproductive Health Act) is the provision allowing abortions after 24 weeks in cases where there is an “absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” bbc.com

Mike Huckabee asks each of us what truth will we believe: “Do our choices, convenience and personal happiness matter more than a human life?”

As I read the scripture reference, I thought of the lives of babies who have died or will die before ever being given the opportunity to live, the precious life God has created.  Be reminded again the words God said, “I knew you BEFORE I formed you in your mother’s womb. BEFORE you were born I set you apart”. He knows us completely before we are born.  And He loves us with an amazing, unconditional love.

The song has touched my heart as a reminder of how He fully knows us and we are loved. Even before our parents truly knew about us, we existed in God’s heart. The lines which touched me says, “How real, how wide. How rich, how high is your heart. I cannot find the reasons why, You give me so much. How real, how wide, how rich, how high is Your heart. Now I cannot find the reasons why, You give me so much.  I am fully known…and loved by You.  You won’t let go, no matter what I do. And it’s not one or the other. It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace. To be known, fully known and loved by You.”

Wednesday WhisperWe should never think that any person is disposable, expandable or worthless, because they’re not. We are ALL fully known and loved by our Father who created each of us.