It’s not hard to feel overlooked, right? You walk down the street, walk by people, and nobody looks you in the eye. They just glance and go right by. In a crowd, you can feel like no one even knows who you are. Outside of friends and family, maybe coworkers or associates, not many people really know who we are.
In a world this big, we can kind of just blend in and it just makes us feel, in many ways, insignificant. And then at the same time, you have a cultural narrative that’s pushing beauty, money, success, and honor. We might think, How could I ever do this? I mean, no one really knows who I am. That can be discouraging and it can even hold you back and make you have the Ecclesiastes mentality of, Is this even worth it? What’s the point?
In He Is Not Ashamed, Erik Raymond takes a close look at the “family portrait” of God—filled with imperfect people throughout Scripture—and shows that God is not…