To Be Known
“pray to your Father…” Matthew 6:6
Jesus tells the disciples about their heavenly Father 10 times in Matthew Chapter Six.
And each time intimate knowledge and proximity are stressed. Jesus says that God personally knows what is going on in the life of each believer. The stress given to this is an overwhelming assurance of God’s care. God knows me.
J.I. Packer in his book, Knowing God, explains this well:
What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlines it—the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the heels of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I know him because he first knew me, and continues to know me. …there is no moment when his eye is off me, or his attention distracted from me, and no moment, therefore, when his care falters.
Talk to your heavenly Father, today.