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He Knows My Name

See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are ever before Me.
Isaiah 49:16

I know I know it! Don’t tell me! I know I remember their names! It is on the tip of my tongue!  Oh my goodness, here they come and I cannot remember their names! Oh, Lord, help me recall their name!

We all have had this happen---and it seems the more birthdays I have the more frequently the scenario is occurring.

But, did you know the Lord does not forget our name?  He calls us by name---not some heavenly name that only He knows. But, our earthly name---Mary, Susan, John, Steve, etc.  He knows and calls us by our name as He called to 12 year old Samuel. Samuel! Samuel!”  (1 Samuel 3:10).

Isn’t that precious? He doesn’t just address us as “Hey you”, “Hey girl”, “Somebody”, “Yo’ anyone”, “Hey boy”, or “Yoo hoo”, He calls us by our given name. And many times addresses us with endearments, such as “My beloved one”, “My child”, or “My precious one.”

Don’t you just love that The Lord God Almighty knows and calls us by name and finds us so valuable and beloved that He carves our name on the palms of His hands? I don’t know about you, but it brings me to my knees in love and gratitude.

Not only is our name written on the palms of God’s hands, but Revelation 21:27 tells us that when we accept Jesus’ gift of salvation our name is written down in Heaven’s divine ledger The Lamb’s Book of Life.

So, neither age, nor mental overload ever causes God to forget your name or mine when we accept His Son Jesus as our Savior. We are precious to Him.

Thank You Lord, Your memory is not like mine!

Claudia Jackson

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