He Knows Your Name
Posted: Tuesday, January 26
Verse of the day:
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4)
The other day our family was in the car listening to Christian radio. A smile came to my face as I heard my daughter singing Francesca Battistelli‘s song “He Knows My Name”. I love it when she sings songs that glorify God but this was extra-special. From the back seat she sang her own version – “A-M-B-E-R-L-Y He-e knows my name”. She had personalized this wonderful truth that God knows our names and cares deeply for us. The song says “Make no mistake, He knows my name”.
In Exodus chapter 3 we see Moses as a shepherd on the far side of the desert. Most likely it was lonely there. Gone were the days of living as a prince in a palace. But even there in that remote place God knew he was there, knew his name and spoke to him. “Moses, Moses,” He said. God came to Moses from a flaming bush that wasn’t being consumed. Moses saw this and came in for a closer look. It was then that God spoke Moses’ name, keeping him from walking on holy ground and instructed him to take off his sandals.
Think of the times your parents spoke your name. Most of the time they spoke our names for instruction, encouragement, comfort or correction. Granted, they didn’t speak our name in the same tone always. At least not at my house. Are you listening for God to call your name? Does He have your attention? God knows our name and He speaks our name so He can instruct, encourage, comfort and correct too. Make no mistake, He knows your name because you’re his child and He loves you. And, He’s God and knows everything.