To be known


This week X, formerly known as Twitter, launched a new artificial intelligence called “Grok”.

If this sounds like it is straight out of science fiction then don’t worry – because it is! The term “grok” was originally used by the author Robert Heinlein in his sci-fi book Stranger in a Strange Land. In the book the phrase “grok” is used to describe the act of intuitively and profoundly understanding a concept, or idea, or even a person.

One of the most profound human needs is to be understood. To be in a relationship where we feel accepted and loved without the fear of rejection. We desire for someone to “grok” us.

The Good News is that there is someone who knows us completely and loves us perfectly. 1 John 4:18 says: “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (NLT).

Who needs artificial intelligence when God, the ultimate intelligence, knows and loves us.

Warm regards,


About the Writer:
Gavin Henderson is the National Ministry Leader for GCI in the UK and Ireland.