Wes and I have been attending Spiritual Leadership Conference in Lancaster, CA, this week. In my absence, I'm re-posting some past entries. I hope this one will be a blessing to you, as you remember that God knows your name . . .
From April 28, 2010:
I recently read the story of an elderly nurse standing behind the
window of the newborn nursery where she worked. Outside the window were
three young fathers nervously peering through the glass to identify
their newborn babies. With the babies all wrapped up in their soft
blankets, it was hard to tell which baby belonged to which father. The
nurse put on her glasses and began to examine the tiny bracelet on each
baby's arm, then looking at the bracelet on each father's arm,
carefully matching each baby's name to its father's name. As she
positively identified each baby, she opened the door and gave each
father his baby and watched his face light up with delight. As she
turned away to her other responsibilities, she heard one of the fathers
whisper, "I knew you were mine all along!"
That's just how God is! When we receive His Son, Jesus Christ, as our
Savior, we are identified with the Father. We belong to Him forever. He
knows our names; after all, they are written and sealed in the Lamb's
book of life! (Revelation 21:27) We belong to Him, because He paid the price for our redemption on Calvary. And we have this promise, that "the Lord knoweth them that are his." (II Timothy 2:19)
What's your identity? Do you belong to the Father? If so, you can rest
and rejoice in the fact that He knows you and calls you by His name.
You may not belong to a famous or wealthy family here on earth, but you
are a child of the King of Kings! God whispers to you, "I knew you
were mine all along!"