Imagine Jesus asking you this question – Do you love me? Pause for a moment and think about how it makes you feel. Jesus asked Peter in John 21:15 if he loves Him. He asked him 3 times in fact. Peter’s response makes me think he was disappointed that Jesus asked him this – how could He ask such a thing when He knows everything – He knew that Peter loved him.
I tell Jesus I love Him all of the time, and I truly do with all of my heart. I never realized that while I know Jesus loves me, I felt that I blended in with everyone else that He loves – nothing special to see here. I’ve struggled for decades with feeling invisible. When I read these words – I knew that Jesus was asking ME personally if I love Him? In an instant that question healed a 30-something year old wound in me – the wound that told me that I am invisible.
That question made me feel singled out. It made me feel the intense gaze of the greatest love I have ever known. Wow – He sees me. There was no blending in at that moment – truthfully, I didn’t want to blend in. His loving gaze captured my heart and took my breath away. I just wanted to stay there in that moment lost in His eyes forever.
I share this because I want you to have this moment with Him…I want you to know that He SEES you. His eyes and His heart are fixed on you! There is so much love and beauty in this. This kind of intimacy is life changing. You are His beloved – revel in the romance of that always!