Sunday, September 11, 2011

a common thread

He knows every star by name, every grain of sand, every mountain, every tree and every blade of grass.

And He knows you too, everything about you.  
He knew you before you were even a thought in your parents head, He knew when He was going to create you, He knew every word you would speak, every thought you would have in your head, He knew what your hair color, eye color and skin color were going to be, He knew the life you were going lead, the choices you would make and the consequences you would bear because of them.

He knows every person who would hurt you and every person you would hurt.
He has protected you from much but has also has let your heart be broken.

He knows it all, He knows each of His billions of children intimately by name, the ones that are close to Him, and the one that are far, the ones who have never heard about Him and the ones who have chosen to turn their back on Him.
He knows them and loves them.

He doesn’t love me or you any more than He loves the man sitting in a jail cell for taking someone’s life, or the prostitute on the street or the woman who chose to have an abortion or the alcoholic or the drug addict.
So often this world attaches the sin to the sinner, it defines people by what they have done, but we are not the sum total of our sins, we are connected to each other by a common thread, we are children of God uniquely created in His image.

No two people are exactly alike, there is no else who has your eyes, your nose, your hands, your mouth.
He carefully crafted only one of each of us and He saw something in what He created that was worth sending Jesus to die on Cross for.  So if there nothing else you find about a person to love, love them simply because they are a child of God someone Jesus saw worth dying for.    


  1. I'm so thankful that Jesus thought I was worth dying for! You are right, we often define people by what they have done. When God looks at me, He doesn't see what I have done; He sees what Jesus did. Amen!

  2. Hi Kandi - beautiful. Thank you for the reminder that God knows and loves me - AND - everyone else. I also like what you say at the end, that if the only reason you love someone is because He died for them too. Great perspective
    God bless

  3. Beautiful and inspiring words Kandi...
    We certainly are the authentic and unique children that He created and planned us to be. And we are connected to each other through His love and grace; regardless of what we have done, where we have been, or who we are, we are His children united together for a common purpose. :)

    Blessings and love,

  4. Beautiful, Kandi. He knows matter if we are sitting in a jail cell or a church pew. He loves all of us because we are his precious children. Great reminder.

  5. Beautiful reminders that I never grow tired of hearing :) They way He loves us always blows my mind! Have a wonderfully blessed day Kandi!

  6. Kandi... Amen, Amen, Amen and Amen!

    Such a powerful truth, and one that's completely missed by so many. In the eyes of our Heavenly Father, we are so much more than we appear...

    This was a precious post. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  7. How wonderful to be loved extravagantly. I am humbled and so thankful. What a beautiful post.

  8. Amen. I'm not sure why he loves us so much, but I am so thankful he does! His grace was given to us, so we must extend it to others (no matter how hard that is sometimes).

    I found you through Pam's 2 Encourage blog.

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