O Friends! Verily I say, whatsoever ye have concealed within your hearts is to Us open and manifest as the day; but that it is hidden is of Our grace and favour, and not of your deserving. (Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words, Persian 60)
When I was a child, I was taught this song. The first verse goes like this: “God sees the little sparrow fall, it meets his tender view; if God so loves the little birds, I know he loves me too.”
The implication was that He is All-Knowing and All-Seeing. I didn’t feel seen by God, though. For years, I’d prayed for the abuse in my family to stop and it only got worse, so I really believed that just like other families were different than ours, God’s relationship with me was different too.
When I read the above quote, it gave me great comfort, because it suggested that even know no one had ever called my parents to account for the terrible things they did, God saw them all. This let me rest in His justice and His timing.
When I looked at it through the eyes of my own sins, it also gave me comfort: He knows what I’m thinking and doing, good and bad, and it’s hidden from others as a protection from my ego, and until such time as I can ask for His forgiveness.
God sees me and protects me and loves me and is continually showering His favor on me and I am grateful!
What jumped out for you as you read today’s meditation? I’d love it if you would share so we can all expand our knowledge of the Writings!
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