When you see a flock of sheep what do you see? Exactly—a flock. A rabble of wool…all alike. But not so with the good shepherd. To him every sheep is different. Every face is special. Every sheep has a name, and that includes you! The Shepherd knows your name and he will never forget it.
He says in Isaiah 49:16, “I have written your name on my hand.” Your name is on God’s hand. Your name is on God’s lips. Perhaps you’ve never seen your name honored, or heard it spoken with kindness. If so, it may be more difficult for you to believe that God knows your name. But he does! Written on his hand. Spoken by his mouth. Your name! Keep listening…be sure to hear when God whispers your name.
God is there for you. Night and day He is watching over you just like the shepherd described above. Let the fact of God’s presence in your life be fully embraced by you. It is never ending. He loves you very much.
How do I know? He knows your name.