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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

He Knows Your Name

Isaiah 43: 1

“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.”

How does it feel when you discover that someone who is important in the world knows your name?  You feel important!  You think, I have arrived.  You say to yourself, all that hard work has finally paid off.  

Well, did you know that God knows your name?  The creator of the universe knows your name.  And, by the way, He knows the number of hairs on your head.

And, on top of this,  God claims us as his own.  He knows us and He claims us.

How does this make us feel?  Proud?  

How about humbled?

When Isaiah discovered that he was standing in God’s presence he cried out “Woe to me! ” I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” (Isaiah 6:5)

To realize that God knows us and loves us and claims us should humble us beyond measure and fill us with a sense of awe and wonder at God’s mercy and grace.

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier

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