I saw a license plate recently that made a big impact on me, it said “I Exist”. There are times when we all feel “invisible”, maybe that person more than most, I don’t know. Sometimes we play roles that disguise our real feelings because it’s easier to be invisible than to stand and loudly proclaim that “I Exist”, there’s less chance of getting hurt or embarrassed. When we were young we were able to pretend and the real “me” was invisible, others could only see the charactor I was playing! I loved to play teacher but since my playmate was 15 months older, SHE was always the teacher and I was the student, bummer! Then we would play “mother” and had pretend babies. My playmate always pretended that she had twins, always named Kimberly and Kimberly Dawn, don’t ask, I don’t know! I had one imaginary baby, always named Susie. I now have two grown children born ten years apart, definitely not twins! One day I went storming into the laundry room, in a hurry as usual and when I opened the door my grandson, then eight, was in the middle of a big fantasy with his action figures all lined up in front of him. I was going to just ignore him so that he wouldn’t be self-conscious, but he quickly turned around accusingly and said, “Why did you come in here? I had a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door”! I said, “Sorry, I didn’t see it!”  He put his hands on his hips and answered incredulously, “Well IT’S INVISIBLE!” No wonder I didn’t see it! How funny, it makes a point though for us as adults. We ASSUME that people know what we are thinking, know that we need help, know that we are in trouble, know that we are hurting to the core, know that we need a little extra word of kindness on occasions, and when we don’t GET those things that we are in need of, our feelings get hurt! We put out ‘invisible’ signals and when no one sees them we don’t understand why! Jeremiah 17:10 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”

God sees and knows our heart and our signs are not invisible to Him!

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