Of the many memorials here in Washington, DC, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is especially notable. Commemorating those soldiers whose fates we do not know, it pays tribute to sacrifices hidden from the sight of men. Yet it recognizes that no sacrifice, no deed, is unknown to God, bearing an inscription reading:
Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God
In a certain sense, this qualification of unknown—“known but to God”—isn’t exactly a subtle exception. Once we acknowledge the reality of God’s omnipotence then it immediately follows that nothing can be absolutely unknown, but rather that, at most, things can only remain unknown to men.