Deep within each of us is the urge to know and to be known. It is as central to the core of our being as is the urge to dance in the sunshine or cry at weddings or sing in the shower or laugh at children or fall backwards into the snow. It is buried as deeply within us as is the sense that it takes for us to know not to give children stones and serpents instead of bread and fish. It is as much a part of us as hugging a child or tending the sick or walking on the beach.
When we were given the capacity to love, to speak, to decide, to dream, to hope and create and suffer, we were also given the longing to be known by the One who wants to be completely known. It is a longing woven into the very fabric of the image in which we were made.