Known

Known

by Kellie Tipton

It was quiet in the truck that evening as we drove to the church.  My husband and I have taken this drive for many years each Sunday and this was no different.  You may be thinking that there had been some sort of argument or issue beforehand, but that was not the case.  In fact, this was a peaceful and reassuring quiet and I made note of that feeling.

As I thought about that moment throughout the week, the word “known” came to mind then a scripture.  So, as I looked into this word and the scripture that was being brought to my mind I was shown a song by the same name.  A feeling of warmth like a blanket wrapped around me as I listened to this song “Known” by Tauren Wells.

Known defined is acknowledged, familiar, genuine. I like the word genuine as it describes what I know our relationship to be.  But what also came to mind is 1 Corinthians 8:3 where Paul says, “But whoever loves God is known by God.”  Deeper than knowing God, is being knownby God.  He knows the good, the bad and the ugly and He loves us.  That is that feeling I had on that drive I mentioned earlier.  My husband knows my good, my bad and my ugly and he chooses to love me!  How much more precious it is to be known, fully known and loved by God!

Known

Tauren Wells

It's so unusual it's frightening

You see right through the mess inside me

And you call me out to pull me in

You tell me I can start again

And I don't need to keep on hiding

I'm fully known and loved by You

You won't let go no matter what I do

And it's not one or the other

It's hard truth and ridiculous grace

To be known fully known and loved by You

I'm fully known and loved by You

It's so like You to keep pursuing

It's so like me to go astray

But You guard my heart with Your truth

The kind of love that's bullet proof

And I surrender to Your kindness

I'm fully known and loved by You

You won't let go no matter what I do

And it's not one or the other

It's hard truth and ridiculous grace

To be known fully known and loved by You

I'm fully known and loved by You

How real, how wide

How rich, how high is Your heart

I cannot find the reasons why

You give me so much

How real, how wide

How rich, how high is Your heart

Now, I cannot find the reasons why

You give me so much

 

I'm fully known and loved by You

You won't let go no matter what I do

And it's not one or the other

It's hard truth and ridiculous grace

To be known fully known and loved by You

I'm fully known and loved by You

It's so unusual it's frightening

I'm fully known and loved by You