Their names are now known only to God. They were brave young men whose final earthly resting place is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. They fought for the country they loved, one in World War I, one in World War II, and one in Korea.
These young soldiers surely had hopes and dreams for a future that had been put on hold. Maybe these war heroes hoped to graduate from medical school, or pilot planes, or marry and raise a large family of their own. But only God knew every hair on their heads, every thought in their minds, and everything they suffered while serving on the battlefield.
We all experience times of feeling alone, when no one around us seems to know or understand. We long to be known and accepted, but this type of intimacy feels elusive. It is then that we must remember God’s promise that His eye is always on us, and we are fully known to Him:
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book, they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139: 16-17
When you feel misunderstood and alone, remember that you are fully known to God, from beginning to end. He even has your story written in His book.