Our Hearts Are Known
But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew them all. There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts. John 2:24-25
While he may not have trusted himself to them, he went to the cross for them…and for us. Jesus knew better than to rely on the frailty of human nature, but that didn’t stop him from loving us. There is nothing we can’t share with the Lord, even our most embarrassing weaknesses. He knows what is in our hearts, and He loves us anyway.
If we are honest with ourselves, the thought of Jesus knowing what is in our hearts can be intimidating at times. Most of us have learned self-control when it comes to our actions, but our hearts can be unruly territory. It’s hard enough to admit what goes on inside us to ourselves, let alone carry the awareness that our deepest secrets are known to our Lord. It’s human nature to cover up what we’re not proud of. Putting our best foot forward is fine, as long as we don’t cut ourselves off from the truth and, when necessary, deal with it in a healthy and appropriate way.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, touch my heart with your healing love.
Reflection for sharing: What helps you feel safe enough to be honest with yourself?