#MeToo: We See You

October 19, 2017 | Jen Payne

A few years ago, my son, Jackson, sat on the floor in front of me. His pudgy, sticky, two-year-old hands covered his eyes as he exclaimed, “You tan't see me mama! Come and find me!” There he was. Sitting right out in the open.

He had this idea that because he couldn’t see me, I couldn’t see him.

Nothing was further from the truth.

In the last few days our social media has been bombarded with #MeToo. The numbers are staggering; representing an evil I can’t fathom.

These numbers also represent courage and bravery; the power of sharing and community and knowing you aren’t alone. They represent a light shining in the darkest of places.

John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Spoiler alert: the light wins. Every. Single. Time.

To each woman faced with the reality of this darkness, please know that we see you.

Even if you don’t see all of us, we see you. We hear you. We are with you. And more importantly, there is a God who sees you, knows you and loves you. 

Jen Payne is wife to Senior Pastor Chris Payne and mother to Jackson, Maryn and Faith. She’s an educator, speaker and is known for her fierce commitment to those she loves. Jen’s also known for her enthusiastic appreciation of sour candy.