We live in an amazing world of connectivity. I can visit with family and friends by the miracle of face timing. I can send my blog postings around the world with one click of my computer.
And yet we often lose our personal connectivity. We can even touch and never really connect with others.
We sit in church with people and may even shake hands at the appointed time; yet often we leave, never knowing anything about each other.
We can be checked in at the doctor’s office by a nameless person, who may hold our hand or arm to get our “vital signs” and yet we don’t feel vital to that person at all.
Jesus connected with people. He really saw people for who they were. He heard the cry of their heart saying what they never publicly expressed.
Jesus called people by name. He touched people. He even touched those no one else would touch.
Jesus let people touch Him. He expressed His Joy. He wept with others and shared their grief. He wept for those who did not recognize Him.
Jesus delighted in surprising people by letting them know He had seen them.
He saw Zacchaeus hiding in a tree.
He saw Nathanael under the tree.
He saw Lazarus in the tomb. He called him by name and waited expectantly for him to come out of the grave.
He saw a woman taken in adultery and saw her not as a sinner, but as the precious daughter of God she was created to be.
He saw Peter, even as Peter was denying he even knew him.
He looked through the evil deeds of men who were crucifying Him and saw them as the beautiful souls God had created them to be.
Jesus saw you before you were ever created. He has been with you for every moment of your life and will continue to be with you. You are connected!
Those who encountered Jesus were never the same again. They went forth and connected with others to tell the good news!
He is calling you right now, even as you read this. He sees you. He knows you. He loves you. Pass it on!
I have loved you with an Everlasting Love …
I have called you by name. You are mine.