“Brothers and sisters, the most powerful Being in the universe is the Father of your spirit. He knows you. He loves you with a perfect love.
God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season—He sees you as His child. He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become. He wants you to know that you matter to Him.”
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “You Matter To Him”, General Conference, October 2011
It’s so easy to feel insignificant. When you ponder on the sheer amount of people that are living, that have lived, and will yet live on this earth. Then, multiply that by the number of different worlds, or earths. My goodness. How can Heavenly Father know me? I’m just a grain of sand on an endless beach.
I sometimes forget, that my finite mind absolutely does not understand many, many things. All I know is that He does know me, a small speck of dust in a dust storm. How? I have no idea.
And it’s like that with several points of doctrine. Are we so prideful to think that we know, I mean really know, how something truly is, because our experience says that something is a certain way or we perceive it that way?
You know, we like to think that if we lived a long, long time ago, that we wouldn’t be part of the crowd saying the earth is flat. We would know better, right? Well, now we know better, but then when it was a fanatical idea? Would we?
What about the atom being the smallest particle known to man. Until, of course, we found something smaller. I read a book about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon where people tried to discredit it by saying things like, “the native people didn’t use cement back then, therefore it can’t be true”. Well, guess what, scientists later found proof that there was cement used by those people. Or this or that and on and on. Little by little is the Lord’s way.
Point is, we cannot be so close minded thinking that we know all there is to know. There is ALWAYS something around the corner that we didn’t know before.
So, can it be so difficult to understand that God knows you intimately? Or that Christ suffered and died to pay the price for every single child of God? Or that leaders of the Church are still only human, but the Lord will not let us be led astray? Therein lies the beauty of the gospel..there is always something to learn.