ODB: God Knows Us
March 5, 2023
READ: Jeremiah 12:1–3
You know me,
You know me,
I recently saw a photograph of Michelangelo’s sculpture Moses, in which a close-up view showed a small bulging muscle on Moses’ right arm. This muscle is the extensor digiti minimi, and the contraction only appears when someone lifts their pinky. Michelangelo, known as a master of intricate details, paid close attention to the human bodies he sculpted, adding intimate features most everyone else would miss. Michelangelo knew the human body in ways few other sculptors have, but the details he carved into granite were his attempts to reveal something deeper—the soul, the interior life of human beings. And, of course, there Michelangelo always fell short.
Only God knows the deepest realities of the human heart. Whatever we see of one another, no matter how attentive or insightful it might be, is only a shadow of the truth. But God sees deeper than the shadows. “You know me,
No matter our struggles or what’s going on in our hearts, God sees us and truly knows us.
— Winn Collier
What makes you feel alone, isolated, or unseen? How does it change things to realize that God knows you?
Dear God, this world can be a lonely place, but I’m astounded at how truly You know me. It fills me with wonder and joy.
Source: Our Daily Bread