Exodus 31 (March 22)

                                                              By Name
          “See, I have called by name…”
           When I read this Bible passage in which we are told that God knows us and calls us by name, I am overcome with joy. The Creator of the universe not only knows everything there is to know about me, but He is interested in me and wants to be involved in every area of my life.
            The government does not call us by name; perhaps it is not concerned by such trivial information.  To the government we are just one more number taking up valuable space in its computers.
             This reminds me of a tender and loving grandmother, who has four daughters and ten grandchildren.   She loves all the “gremlins,” as she affectionately calls them, and knows them by name. When there is a family reunion however, she usually gets confused and forgets some of the names.  On some occasions, when she tries to call one of her grandchildren, she utters at least six or seven names before hitting the “bulls-eye.”
             How wonderful it is to know that our God is not like the government or the grandmother!  He knows our name by heart and what’s better he will never forget it.  When he calls you to serve, he calls you by name.  When we have sinned against him, he call us (by name) to repent, and to restore us.  We are important to God.  He created us and knows not only our name, but every single detail of our lives.
             Do I know your name?  Probably not, but there is someone I know that knows it.  His name is Jesus. Do you know Him?
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