by Juan Ocasio Borrero
Have you ever been approached by a person, church, or religious website and were asked this question: “Do you know God?”. What was your answer? Did you provide a heart-felt explanation of your belief and knowledge about the Almighty, or did you dismiss the question off your mind?
Most people who confess to be Christian might have a definite answer about what they believe about God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. They might also respond that they attend religious services or go to church regularly. Nevertheless, in the walk of every Christian, this question have captured the thoughts of sincere worshippers about how much our God knows about us.
Does it sound logical to ask ourselves if God knows us? We were educated to know that our Creator is Almighty, All-Knowing, eternal, and loving. After all, we know that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
However, an honest analysis about God’s knowledge about you and me will increase our love towards Him and our perception of His care in our daily lives and eternal future. Let’s see a few key Bible verses that tell us about how well God knows us.
Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee a prophet unto the nations.” The prophet Jeremiah wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that in such a special manner the Lord Almighty can use His immense power to see the future of His human creation, bless and anoint those who will serve Him with a whole heart. Also, prior to our own conception, God already knew every single sequence of events that preclude our own formation. See what David, the second king of Israel said in Psalm 139:14-16:
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest part of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
Can you imagine or understand the complexities about our own body, the uniqueness of our own mind, the DNA, and the personality? Only God can. He created each one of us to His likeness (Genesis 1:26, 27). Before any cell was created, the Lord designed meticulously every part, everything about you and I was ‘written’ or planned in His mind (His awesome book of wisdom and unsearchable knowledge). How wonderful is to not just understand but really appreciate how well He knows us and cares for us in such a special way! No wonder why God sent Christ Jesus to rescue us from sin and death (Romans 5:12, 6:23).
Jesus Christ came to the world by the love of God towards mankind and preached the Gospel, or Good News, of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33, 24:14, 28:19,20). He showed such care that he healed the sick, resurrected the dead, fed multitudes, taught the truths about God’s love, and prophesized about the future of Israel, the world, about his enemy, Satan the Devil, and the restoration of the Jews to God’s love through the new covenant through His death on the cross and the rise of His Church. Also, Jesus called in the Gentiles or non-Jewish people to salvation in His name under the same pact or covenant (see Acts 10:1-48).
Such was the care and love that the Messiah, Jesus, said: “…even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Luke 12:7). Who knows us so well that even what we consider trivial is important but God alone? Can you now see with the eyes of your spirit how special you are to God, that He planned you and made you who you are, anointed you and dedicated you to do His work and praise Him, to live forever and never die or be sick, or grow old ever, under His everlasting Kingdom? (Read Revelation 21:1-4, Isaiah 33:24).
The Holy Bible is full of scriptures that point out about the great and unconditional love of God towards us. Open your copy of the Bible and read to yourself and your family and find out that you are never alone, that the Creator cares about us to the point to give His only-begotten Son to be saved forever.
Share the love of God to any person you encounter. The world is in such turmoil and disarray by being away from God’s love. All these things are pointed in the Word of God (Mat 24:3-18). But His loving purpose that everyone get saved through Jesus Christ’s perfect sacrifice must compel us to value God’s knowledge and care of us and share the joyful promise of eternal life in His Kingdom that will soon destroy sin, death, and the enemy of man forever (Revelation 20:10).
God does know you! And what’s best: He cares about us in such a way He deserves our prayers, thanksgiving, worship, and praise all the time.
God is amazing and worthy to be praised! (Psalm 63:1-8)
Note: The verses are taken from the King James Version, 1611.
About the writer: Juan Ocasio-Borrero serves a minister and preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Geneva, NY. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com and listen to Bible classes in YouTube®: The House of Truth/Juan Ocasio Borrero