Why I decided to call my blog SEE
Short answer: I want to see Jesus.
Medium answer: I love acronyms and wanted one for my blog. When I first started this blog it was out of a desire to see more of God’s presence at work in my life in the midst of my every day life. I mentioned to a friend that I wanted to have an encounter with God every day. From there my acronym was born: SEE for Seeking Everyday Encounters. Viola! I loved it. It worked. I got the site and life was good. Until my brutally honest teenage son was looking at my blog one night and said, “Mom, you should really change the name of your blog. Seeking Everyday Encounters kinda sounds like your looking for aliens or something.”
And so just like that my acronym dissolved into just SEE. (to see God that is, not aliens)
Long answer: There is so much darkness in this world, that my heart longs to see more light. I long to see this world as it should be (as it will be one day). I long to see more of Jesus and less of this world. And I long to see God’s hand and presence all around me, especially in my rather mundane life. God has given us such extraordinary beauty. Just look at creation, your loved ones, His Word. But so often we (I) allow the darkness to dim the light of His beauty. This blog is a place for me to record the glimpses of heavenly beauty that I see in my ordinary life; evidences of His grace at work in my life and the lives of those around me so that I might “fix my eyes on Him.”
And at the same time this blog is also a way for me to remember that God sees me. I am a life-long, card-carrying introvert who struggles with insecurity and fear. It is common for me to feel alone in a crowd, oftentimes struggling between wanting to be noticed and praying I am not! Yet, God has been so gracious to me, often whispering to my heart, “I see you.” And then reminding me to look and see Him as He truly is. For I am slowly discovering that the secret to overcoming insecurity is to look to the One True God, to see Him as He is, and then to ask Him to show you how He sees you.
And so I am making a conscience effort to echo the words of Hagar from Genesis 16:13 when she said, “I have seen the One who sees me.”