It’s difficult to see them, the three little ones in the left corner of the old photograph dated 1933. But they are there, looking toward the camera from a triangle of shade, three of my grandfather’s eight younger siblings looking with curious stances towards the little house he is building for his bride right next to their home.
We all have times when we feel like we are in an obscure corner, shaded and unseen. But our God sees every corner and every person who feels as if they are there alone. He shines into our loneliness. Perhaps no one had to believe in God being right there beside them more than Job, a man who experienced every kind of loss and was forsaken to a “corner” by the few friends he had left. Yet these are his words about his experience with God:
Does he not see my ways and count my every step? Job 31:4
Those children were always a part of the old photograph handed down and copied over 80 years. I just never saw them until recently, my attention drawn to the house under construction and the big brick home standing protectively next door. I overlooked the little ones. But thankfully, God overlooks no one—He sees every corner. Find hope today in His love and His watchful Eye.