Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is
unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We
sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So
how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden?
Sara Hagerty suggests that this is exactly what God intended. He is the
only One who truly knows us. He is the only One who understands the
value of the unseen in our lives. When this truth seeps into our souls,
we realize that only when we hide ourselves in God can we give ourselves
to others in true freedom—and know the joy of a deeper relationship
with the God who sees us.
Our culture applauds what we can
produce, what we can show, what we can upload to social media. Only when
we give all of ourselves to God—unedited, abandoned, apparently
wasteful in its lack of productivity—can we live out who God created us
to be. As Hagerty writes, "Maybe my seemingly unproductive,
looking-up-at-Him life produces awe among the angels."
eloquent exploration of both personal and biblical story, Hagerty calls
us to offer every unseen minute of our lives to God. God is in the
secret places of our lives that no one else witnesses. But we’ve not
been relegated to these places. We’ve been invited.