Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Understood

The physician's assistant was trying to establish rapport as she took my medical history and answered most of her questions herself. She had catagorized me and made judgements based on -- my age? My hair color? The size of my slacks? I don't know, but she totally alienated me and she knew no more about me at the end of the interview than she had when she began.

Think of the times we have all experienced when a word or action intended to be a help or a blessing to someone was taken the wrong way. Sometimes we have made a wrong assumption; sometimes the other person has.

How different it is with Father God. He knew us before we were born and hasn't lost sight of us since. He has no misconceptions about us and he sees our hearts, our motives and the forces that drive us through the eyes of His compassion. We are always safe with Him, always accepted.

I bless you today to feel safety in knowing that you are completely understood and absolutely accepted by your Father.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the reminder, Joan. Very timely for me.