you think that I didn't hear you when you cried out to Me in your time of
Truly, I did hear you.
If I hear the final cry of every sparrow that falls in death, would I not
"Did you wonder if I was listening when you prayed to Me for an answer
to the troubles that weighed you down?
Indeed, I was listening.
If I listen intently for the very heartbeat of every baby conceived in the
womb, would I not listen when that child prays? I listened, and I remember
precisely the instant that your heart took it's first beat; the moment that
you took your first gasping breath upon leaving the security of your mother's
womb; the contented sigh of relief at your first belly full of warm milk.
And, though you've grown up, I still listen for every word spoken in My
"Do you think that I don't know when problems come into your life?
I know everything there is to know about you! Even the very hairs of your
head are numbered! I've watched you daily, from those first tentative steps
and groping words to your very first love; and I was there, cheering you
on, though you never knew it. "Did you think that I was unconcerned
because you didn't receive an instantaneous answer to your prayer?
My dear child, I am more concerned for you than you will ever know. If I
were not, would I have sent my son to earth in the flesh and allowed your
kind to mock Him, spit on Him, beat Him, and nail Him up on a cross for
all to see? He gave His life for You! He poured out His very life's blood
in order to pay a price for your life, and to set you free.! Would I have
done that if I was unconcerned?
"Or did you accept the devil's lie that I didn't even exist? Can you
really believe his lies when the very magnitude and complexity of the universe
bears witness to the unquestionable fact that they are My handiwork? When
everything that you can see and not see is a work of My perfection, delicately
balanced and timed, from the spiraling galaxies to the spinning atoms? Is
it possible to comprehend such an intricate work and say,
"There is no God"?
"Take a good look at yourself!
You are the very epitome of My work!
You are My greatest creation!
A one-of-a-kind human being.
Of the seventy billion humans that have lived and walked this planet, there
has been no other exactly like you. I created you perfect! I created you
with a hundred million receptors in your eyes so that you could see the
beauty around you; I created you with twenty-four thousand vibrating fibers
in your inner ears to hear the softest whisper of the wind; I designed five
hundred muscles, two hundred bones, and seven miles of nerve fibers, all
wrapped in a renewable, nearly indestructible layer of skin and tissue.
gave you a heart that pulses hour after hour, day after day, thirty-six
million beats a year, pumping blood through more than ninety-six thousand
miles of veins and arteries to give your body life and keep it free of disease;
and I gave you a brain that is the most complex organ in all of the universe,
made up of one-hundred-trillion cells and crisscrossed with twenty-five
billion nerve cells to help you retain the minutest memory; and I equipped
your body with four million pain-sensitive structures, five hundred thousand
touch detectors, and over two hundred thousand temperature detectors! And
then, to top it all off, I gave you the ability to reason, to dream, to
imagine, and to speak; things that no other of My creatures can do.
as a final touch, after creating that magnificent body that you live in,
I created the real you, the inner you, the spirit that I created in My likeness,
and I breathed you into your body at the instant of birth. "And you
were connected to Me then, but you never knew it. Deep inside of you you
knew, because I planted that knowledge of Me there, but over the years you
have allowed the things of the world to choke that knowledge out. In the
beginning, however, you were perfect; My greatest creation; molded in My
own image. Don't you find it really quite humorous, to think that some could
adamantly believe that this all came about by chance or evolution?
Could such a masterpiece have come about simply by chance?
"If you can see the truth in this, then how can you think that I didn't
I am standing at your heart's door, knocking and asking entrance, but I
will not force My will on you. Call to Me now and ask Me to come in; into
your heart and your life. Call to Me, for I am listening and waiting even
as you read this. I'm only a word away, and if you will invite Me in, I
will come in and never will I leave you alone. Give Me your heart and your
love and, as I live, saith the Lord, this day you shall be one with Me in
John 3:3 & 3:16
Romans 10:8 - 13
and the 91st Psalm
Art work by JEAN KEATON