In What's So Amazing About Grace?, Philip Yancey makes an observation that startles me: "Pointedly, Jesus did not say 'You never knew me,' or 'You never knew the Father." . . . One of our main tasks, perhaps the main task, is to make ourselves known to God. Good works are not enough . . ." (p. 272)
I need to step back a moment to consider: what am I doing to make myself known to God? Actually, let me rephrase that: Am I letting God know me or am I just trying to do things for Him? Am I striving to be known by God? Am I drinking in His word daily, taking up the sword of the Spirit? Am I sharing with Him, praying consistently with all kinds of prayers and requests? (Eph. 6)
Jesus' words haunt me. Perhaps it's just what I need right now to snap me to attention.
Jesus, do you know me?
If not, I should sacrifice everything to make sure that He does.
Because, after all, it's the only thing that will matter in the end.