"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight." (Hebrews 4:13)
This verse is in a passage that is talking about sin/disobedience. My deepest secrets, shame and darkness, are uncovered by His light...every time. That is why the warnings to 'pay careful attention' are so important. Don't get stuck in something less than God's plans and purposes for your life. Or as Andy Stanley puts it in talking about Jacob and Esau from Genesis, "Don't trade your future for a bowl of stew."
But, that verse caught me in a different way too...not only are my sins and secrets unsurprising to God...but everything about me is unsurprising.
My mutated gene and my wife's mutated gene, identically matched.
As shocked as we were to hear this diagnosis, God wasn't the least bit befuddled. He wasn't sitting in the Heavens leaning over to Jesus at His right hand saying, "Hmm, that's shocking" or "Oops."
He is, was and always has been aware of Shaina and I's freaky genes getting together and making an absolutely adorable freaky gene kid.
And because Jesus has made a way as our high priest, we get this closing verse that tells us that we have hope.
"Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
Pray this verse for us and for you today.