Monday, December 29, 2014

One Thing Our Hearts Can't Afford to Forget in 2015

Approximately two hundred fifty babies are born every minute.

Every minute two hundred fifty people are given life.

And given a name.

From the beginning, names have been a significant part of our society.

Adam’s first task was to name the animals. He also named his wife, Eve.

And when an angel appeared to Zacharias and to Mary and to Joseph, each of them was spoken to by name by a particular angel, named Gabriel.

How did Gabriel know their names?

Because Gabriel “stands in the presence of God” (Luke 1:19).

He knew their names because the Lord Himself knew their names.

A very tiny fraction of the 7.2 billion people who live on this earth know your name and mine.

But one of the most important identifying factors of who we are is known by the One who made all things, gives life to 250 babies every minute, and called us individually to Himself.

He knows our name.

People will come and go in our lives this year.
Unexpected heartaches and joys will all be part of the minutes that will make up another year.

One thing our hearts can’t afford to forget in 2015?

                He knows our name.

“Thus says the LORD . . . I have called you by your name;
You are mine.”  Isaiah 43:1

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