Jun 27, 2009

Does God Really Know You? Part 3

Does God Really Care For You?  Does He Know Your Name?



"How precious is your lovingkindness O God!  Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings" (Psalm 36:7).


In scripture God describes His care and love like that of a mother hen or eagle.  "How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing" (Matthew 23:37).


God also shows His love for Israel in Exodus 19:4.  God cared for them just like the mother eagle caught her young on her wings to keep them from crashing while learning to fly, so God cared for Israel and brought them to Himself.


"You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagle's wings and brought you to Myself" (Exodus 19:4).  


DOES GOD REALLY KNOW YOUR NAME?  He spoke to Moses and said:  "I know you by name and you have found grace in my sight" (Exodus 33:12-17).  God also showed His true nature and love in Isaiah 49:15B, 16A "...I will not forget you.  See, I have written your name on the palms of my hand."


God not only loves you and cares for you, but He knew you before you were even on this earth.  I love the truth of this given in Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."

Dear friend, God has been thinking about you for a long time!