To: My “Invisible” Friends
I have not been ignoring you. I heard the cry of your heart when you said you felt invisible to all but your online community. I heard the anguish of needing that local connection, fellowship, and friends to walk this journey with you. I have heard this—this feeling of being invisible—from several of you over the last month. I love you so much and have felt so helpless because I am, actually, part of your online community, although I would be much, much more if we lived closer together.
I just want you to know that you are heard. You are loved, if only from afar, and from every private message, email, text message, and phone call I can send your way. I wish we lived closer so I could show you how much you mean to me and how much I value your friendship and long to spend that face-to-face time with you that you crave.
I saw a poll online today. It asked people to choose which superpower they would like to have. Invisibility was a choice. I can see the benefits of that ability, but I don’t think many people realize that being invisible brings with it a curse too. It’s that curse you’re feeling now, and I hate it. With all the challenges you’re facing (financial, job, extended family, marriage, children, health, etc.), you certainly don’t need the added stress of feeling like you’re walking the journey alone. I know a few of you also have kids with special needs, and that’s already a lonely journey.
I’m praying for you, and I don’t say that lightly. I bring you before the Father every time you come to mind, and I ask Him to reveal Himself to you in ways you cannot deny—both by ministering to your spirit and by sending people across your path who will allow you to know, like Hagar, that He is the God Who Sees. He knows where you are and what you’re going through. He is working behind the scenes on your behalf to provide everything you need, including the fellowship you so desperately long for.
I love you. If you’re traveling this direction, please let me know. I would love to meet you for tea and a chat. I’ll do the same if I’m coming your way. You are worthy of others’ love and their friendship and affection. Those in your circles right now are missing out. I enjoy every interaction we have through social media and our cell phone providers! I’m believing God is going to bring others across your path for the regular, face-to-face fellowship you desperately need.
Hang in there, and remember I’m just a phone call away.