I’m sorry…what’s your name again?
We’ve all forgotten someone’s name before and it happens.
Do you feel bad when you do?
I want to remember someone’s name because names are important.
And knowing someone’s name is not about kissing up to men and women “more important” than you.
We need to know names, to call people by their name, because it’s key to their identity.
Christine Caine is a teacher and founder of A21, an anti-human trafficking organization. She was abandoned in a hospital, unnamed and unwanted.
She was assigned a number instead.
This is hard to imagine…
The first thing the angel told Mary–after “By the way, you’re to be the mother of the Son of God”–was what to name the baby. (We obviously know it’s Jesus, right? Good. I was getting concerned.)
Jesus was and is always available to those who call on His name.
Above every name,
Powerful over all sickness and disease,
And every scheme of the devil.
Did I mention that He knows your name, too?
He calls you by name and knows everything about you.
In an age where you can “know” someone without having to take the time to get to know them, intentionality in our relationships is important.
What if Jesus only knew us from Facebook or Twitter?
Oh yeah…I read your posts all the time. Looks like you had a great time at such and such with so and so.
Thankfully, Jesus knows us and made a way for us to know Him and Father God.
Loving and knowing others like Jesus loves and knows us requires more depth, more intentionality on our part.