Well, there was no actions in my reading today, just a whole bunch of names. I sat wondering, “What do I do with a list of names? Where is the Lord in the midst of this???”
There was no immediate flash, no brilliant moment of inspiration. There was a growing sense that God was with me.
As I read, the list of names was senseless… by senseless I mean it didn’t grab my senses, much the way a list of statistics or numbers or a sea of faces can be senseless.
And yet to God those senseless names were individuals. God knew each person’s DNA. God knew their first day and their last day and each one in between. God knew siblings, parents, children, grandchildren and so on for each one. Where my eyes blurred over in boredom, God knew individuals.
Knowing a name and a story makes a BIG difference. I watched TV in horror as the
Knowing and being known is a powerful connection.
In a flash I realized as the people in this chapter were known by God, so I am known. God knows my name… The words of Tommy Walker’s song sprang in my memory:
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call
Check it out if you want to hear him sing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrAqE_tSmo
Lord, it feels good to be reminded that I am known by You this morning. I thank You for that. When I feel lonely You are with me. In fact, You are always with me. You never have and never will forsake me. Thank You Lord, God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.