Does God Know You?

How many times have you tried to remember someone’s name, but your mind just goes blank? You have seen someone in a television program or in a movie and, you think to yourself, “What is his or her name?” Does that describe you?

This happens to me more times than I care to admit, in my aging years. I try to say that I am not that old yet, but this is something that happens to us all as we age. According to the Cleveland Clinic, memory is defined as “the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Our ability to remember and recall our past is what links us to our families, our friends, and our community.

As we age, subtle changes in memory occur naturally as part of the aging process. Sometimes changes in memory might be due to a medication side effect or an existing or developing health problem, such as depression or many other health issues.

I know we have all experienced forgetfulness at some point. But, much to our dismay, this is just part of the aging process. There have been times when someone will invariably ask, “Are you Bill Smith” or some other name, because I may look like that person. I think it is funny when I’m asked that. My point here is not to discuss or give remedies for memory issues.

I think it is comforting that our God knows and calls us by name! One of my favorite verses is found in Isaiah 43:1 which ends with this phrase: “. . . I have called you by your name; you are mine.” (NKJV) Yes, God knows us by our name. The fact that God knows us by name, shows how personal His love is for us. Remember also God told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you . . .” (NKJV) Again, this proves how personal God’s love is for us. Isaiah goes on to say in verse 13: “. . . And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand . . .” (NKJV) That is exciting news for all Christians!

Are you a Christian? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He came to save you from your sins? Have you placed your trust in Him? This is my plea to you. If you have not made that decision to trust Christ as your Savior, I plead with you now to do that. Just simply pray to the Father in heaven and tell Him you believe Jesus came to save you and ask Christ to come into your heart and He will do it. Won’t you do that today?

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