He Knows My Name

“But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”  Isaiah 43:1.

God knows my name.  I am among the billions, yet He knows me.

When my daughter was a teenager she was on the high school basketball team.  When I went to her games I would jot down everything she did; made a good pass, traveled, missed a layup, etc..  She was on the court among ten players, but my eyes were on her.

God is like that on a grander scale.  Within a crowd He watches me.

Why does He watch me?  I am in His family.  I’m a child of God.  How remarkable is that!

When I was a child, I was regularly summoned by my parents.  They had something for me.  They wanted me for a reason.  I confess that at times that summoning was for correction: “What did you do to your sister!”  That often had an unhappy ending.

God “summons” me, at times, in a similar way: “Why did you say that to your wife?”  Because God loves me, I want/need Him to summon me to Him for correction.

Recall Samuel as young boy living with Eli and hearing a voice calling him by name.  That eventually led to, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10).

I must be listening for God’s call.  I cannot get out of calling range.  My praying must be without ceasing and I must continue to bathe in His Word.

Conclusion: God knows my name. I have a personal relationship with Him.  How blessed I am!

 

 

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