Below the Surface

This last week I went on a trip. I am a terrible packer. So it's important for me to spend a few days to make sure I that remember everything. But whenever I go on a trip, there is always one thing that I will remember...and that is my camera. I want to be able to remember the moments and sights that I will see. The human brain is amazing, but even so you can’t remember everything especially when you're old:)

Now when I was a kid, a camera was literally just a camera. But today, its a phone. No need to bring a camera, you have your phone, and you see them EVERYWHERE. We have no shame posting pictures on social media for the world to see. In fact we take countless pictures to get that ‘perfect’ pose so that the world knows we are happy, healthy, and beautiful. Right?

But how often do we see that behind that perfect selfie our day really hasn't been all that good, or maybe we have a broken heart. Most of the time I see just the perfect face, and get a bit envious, because they are beautiful and things are falling apart on my end.

Psalms 33:13-15 says this: “The Lord looks down from Heaven; He sees all the children of man; from where He sits enthroned He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

It is ever important to remember, that even though we can fool those around us into believing our lives are perfect, that our God in Heaven, sees ALL. He sees our thoughts, as good or bad as they may be, our motives, our joys, our sorrows, all is seen by our omniscient Father. This can be comforting and also terrifying.

Hebrews 4:13 reminds us: “ And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

You can fool everybody..but you can’t fool God. We all need to have the same heart of David, when he pleaded with the Lord to search his heart, to see if there was any wickedness in him, and to lead him in a way that would be pleasing the Lord.(Ps.139:23-24)

And remember this too: He understands.

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a hight priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and grace to help in time of need.

Love you all!

Sarah J.