He Knows My Name
To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3.
Over the holidays, we were delighted to spend some time in Indianapolis with five of our six grandchildren. This year, my husband, “Papa Steve,” created a video for three year old, Trey. Through an app, he was able to insert Trey’s name and picture so Santa is speaking directly to him. What a thrill to see Trey watch the video…
What sheer joy it should be to each of us that He knows our name! He knows everything about us; we are personal to Him. As our Good Shepherd, He is aware of our wanderings and our insecurities, our needs and our suffering; He provides green pastures for us to run and play or rest as He restores our souls; He leads us by still streams of cool water to sooth our thirst; He leads and nurtures and nudges and cares FOR EACH ONE, BY NAME! We are not just a “people,” we are “persons” He desires intimacy with.
What a beautiful sound it is to hear the Lord’s voice calling me by name! To hear him eagerly calling me by name to walk with Him; longingly calling me by name to sit with Him; urgently calling me by name to avoid a misstep or danger; joyfully calling me by name with such affection and woo; gently calling me by name to accept His forgiveness.
…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine… Isaiah 43:1
Be His this year. He knows you! He knows your name!!!
Click here for an awesome song about this very thing!
He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli
Posted on Fri, January 5, 2018
by Trisha Sellers