“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!