How God Sees Us!

We must have looked like a motley crew, to those sitting around us. The five of us were sitting close together on a Wednesday night for bible study at church.  I sat there and thought to myself, “Wow, look at how God has sat us all together right here tonight.”

To someone sitting around they might have noticed us like this…

  • Sitting on the end of the pew was a African-American man who’s reputation in our community is not the best. He’s had a couple of stints in the penitentiary, but he came that night because someone had taken the time to invite him and went to pick him up.
  • A little ways down sat a young white man with long hair, but it wasn’t his hair that people noticed … it was his tattoos, lots of them totally covering his arms.
  • Sitting just a ways from him was a new couple who were attending church for the first time … ever. He’s Hispanic and she’s not.  They live in the neighborhood around our church building and we’ve helped them several times with groceries and their water bill. They have two sweet little girls, one which was sleeping on her mom’s lap. What most sitting around them didn’t know is that they have never been married. When I had invited them to come they tried to balked at coming because they said they didn’t have any clean clothes.  They came anyway.  I did take notice that when he came in to the building he asked if he should take out his earring, I told him it was fine and we were just glad they came.
  • Then there was me. A clean-cut, white minister wearing nice clean clothes and carrying my bible.

I’m sure to some sitting around us, I wasn’t the one that stood out. I’m sure someone noticed a black man, a Hispanic man and his “wife,” or maybe the man covered in tattoos. But what did God see? Not the earring, nor the tattoos. He didn’t notice my ironed shirt or bible. What God saw were five sinners and all desperately in need of a savior. All people who He sent his son to die for … and five people He loves dearly with all His heart.

What will you notice about the people you see today? How about today looking at people through God’s eyes?  Instead of seeing a gay man, a divorced woman or a homeless man, how about seeing yourself as someone just like them … a person desperately in need of a Savior. See them as someone God loves with all His heart.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Janet says:

    Hi Trey!
    I loved this post and I especially loved the “lukewarm Christian” post. It motivated me to buy the “Crazy Love” book. I’m really enjoying it! In fact, it worked well with my wednesday church class that I teach to 6th grade BOYS about Jesus’ sermon on the mount.

    Thanks for your inspiration!!
    ~Janet

  2. Amy Voss says:

    Great post Trey!

  3. Jeff Madison says:

    Hey Trey,

    Great post very thought provoking. It puts people in a different light when we’re “all sinners in need of a savior.”

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Just another sinner.

  4. Jenny Close says:

    This article is spot on. My thoughts as I read…..This could be anywhere, our offices, our grocery stores, our local Pizza Hut….there are and will always be lost souls, searching souls, hungry souls who only require understanding and acceptance from others to blossom under God’s Love. What you are doing to minister to the tattooed, the unmarried, the unbaptized, the unlawful…..Thank You, my brother in Christ and cousin. I love you.

  5. Rob says:

    :…give us your eyes…

  6. Greg England says:

    Just says you’re doing something right there!

  7. Jo Baird says:

    I loved this post, thank you for reminding all of us what we should see. I’ve always wondered what the Prodigal Son looked like when he came home. Don’t you imagine they both saw “LOVE”.

  8. Steve Gauntt says:

    Had I not spent that Friday with you I might have thought that this was a great illustration or an example of how things should be “at church”. As such it would be a great illustration to use, but it has that kind of “preacher story” quality to it…that its just an illustration. The only problem is, I know who these people are. I met them. I unloaded furniture with you at their house and looked for a bucket of wire to take to another. There’s one I don’t know (for all I know you’re making him up), but the rest I’ve met. And having met them on that day with you, I would like to say that God is looking down with love and compassion…and through their eyes they are seeing his love and compassion in a kind of goofy guy who likes the Rangers and hates HL.
    I am grateful for that day spent with you meeting these people and many more around town and for the conversation we enjoyed.

  9. Anita says:

    I’ve had this point on my mind all week for some reason. We don’t get in shape to join the gym, we don’t get well before we go to the doctor, we don’t “get our lives straight” before we get to know Jesus. As for those of us that sit in the pew on a regular basis and dress the part….you can go to the gym work hard, dress the part and still not be as toned or in shape as we’d like to be. If we miss a few workouts we back slide and have some catching up to do. The same goes for church go-ers. I will never learn or understand or know Jesus as well as I’d like. I’ll never be perfect and I wish people wouldn’t expect church go-ers to be perfect.

    I remember coming to church when I was younger and feeling so under dressed. For a while I think I wore the same outfit every week because I didn’t think I had clothes that were suitable. I’m glad they came in spite of their initial worries and hope they enjoyed the service!

  10. Healing Leaf says:

    I am so glad that God sees our hearts. He does not care what we look like or where we come from as long as we seek Him and understanding of His word. What grace we have received!
    Thanks for sharing

  11. vanilla says:

    Excellent. How often we shut off love in order to sit in judgment. Shame on me.

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  13. Larry Hehn says:

    Awesome post, Trey!

  14. Ginger Wilson says:

    Trey,

    This post spoke so much to my heart. A few of my co-workers and I had a discussion the other day about the way we are “viewed” by others. A friend of mine said, “I”m thankful our God is more forgiving and non-judgemental than we as humans are. If he weren’t, we would all burn in hell.”

    We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God, but how awesome is it that He loves us all the same? If we look at everyone through the eyes of God and treated everyone as we should, it would be a better world.

  15. Carol says:

    we should all be ‘blind’.

  16. Marci says:

    Loved it and it reminded me of the sermon I heard just a few weeks ago. It is about how we are all created the same, no one is made from silver, another from gold, someone else from diamonds or platinum, we will all return to dust and how is one pile of dust better than another?
    Thanks for the reminder again!!

  17. Katherine says:

    Ok, I think this is the 5th time I have tried to post this…keeps telling me I have a duplicate comment, but never shows up!! So, here is hoping…

    Amen, brother!! I am SOOOOO thankful God loves us right where we are and who we are, warts and all…and invites us to come to Him because we are made in His image and have the privilege of being called His children!! What an amazing and humbling blessing…EVERYone needs to know that love!! It is why He sent His Only Son for us, no greater Love will ever be known, and I pray we can share it with the world!

  18. Jesse Focht says:

    Thank God for God. Where would we be without His salvation?

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