Day 5: God Knows Your Name
"The Lord knows those who belong to Him." (2 Timothy 2:19)
There are some people in your life, be they family or friends, that you know very intimately. You know what they are thinking. You can tell when something is wrong or when something is troubling their mind. They don't have to say a word. Just a passing glance speaks volumes.
You see, God knows you the same way. He knows those who belong to Him. He sees your heart, and knows your thoughts. He sees every temptation and every trial. He understands your heartaches and bottles every tear. He knows you, as the old expression states, like the back of His hand. And rightly so, for you see, He has carved your name right there on His hand (Isaiah 49:16).
Such a wondrous thought, isn't it? Your name has been carved on God's hand. Think of all of the places your name has been written. On the Dean's List. On a marriage license. On a diploma. On a gift certificate. On a paycheck. And then perhaps it has been written on some places we wish we could forget. A speeding ticket. Divorce papers. A tax audit.
There are many places your name will be written that will come and go, that will be erased and replaced, or put away and forgotten. Like Israel, you may feel at times that God has forsaken and forgotten you (Isaiah 49:14). But there is one place that your name will always be written and that is on God's hand. And to make sure you always remember and never forget, He had your name nailed in place.