He Knows My Name
Devo. No. 5
Each night this weekend I snuck outside to stare at the sky for a few minutes at a time, hoping to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower that was supposed to be visible in the dark sky. As I stared up into the clear, deep darkness above me the immense size and depth of our universe absolutely takes my breath away. To think that in just one day, the God of the universe created all of those beautiful, twinkling lights really puts into perspective his omnipotent power, don’t you think??
It is amazing think that the same God, who created such magnificent things as sun, stars, and moon in Genesis 1 saw a need to create you and I as well. Just like His plan needed light and darkness and day and night, it also needed me— and you! If that’s not enough to make you realize you were created intentionally, perfectly according to His plan, and with a great purpose on this Earth, I honestly don’t know what will.
Friend, just like He placed each star in it’s place in the night sky, God placed you perfectly in His plan. He made you to shine brightly and uniquely, as only you can. He took the time to create you, and He is intimately familiar with every hair on your head and every breath you take. God knows you, and He loves you, really loves you! The omnipotent, omnipresent Alpha and Omega knows your name!
There’s a sweet song by the McCraes that perfectly captures this exact thought. The lyrics read:
He counts the stars one and all
He knows how much sand is on the shores
He sees every sparrow that falls
He made the mountains and the seas
He's in control of everything
Of all creatures great and small
And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I'm overwhelmed by the pain
And can't see the light of day
I know I'll be just fine
'Cause He knows my name
I hope that you’ll give God a chance to amaze you, with just how BIG He is, and yet how much He really cares for the smallest, most intimate details of your life and desires of your heart. He knows your name. He created you and I with intention and with a purpose. He made the sun, moon, and stars, and yet He still knows you by name! Praise Him!!
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