I sometimes have difficulty recognizing faces, especially of people I do not know particularly well. This pandemic has not helped my situation at all. Several times I have seen someone I think I know out in public and have opened the conversation with, “Hey, _________! Is that you behind that mask?”
I also sometimes have difficulty hearing people talk, especially if there is a lot of background noise. Again, the masks that we need to wear to protect others make it harder for me to understand what is being said. More than once I have been in a conversation where I have asked others to please speak loudly, clearly and distinctly so that I can understand them.
It’s good to know that God has no problem recognizing or understanding those who belong to him. He knows everything about us and he loves us anyway. No matter to what degree we might feel unknown by other people, our heavenly Father will always know us intimately, and that should give us great comfort.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”—Matthew 10:29-31.