Friday, December 12, 2008

He Knows My Name

Our family watches lots of movies. Every Friday night is movie night (and sometimes in between Fridays). The day after Thanksgiving we watched "Jingle All The Way". It's a fairly funny movie... considering our Governor has the main role. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when the main character, who has been trying all along to find this one particular "doll" (action hero) for his son, ends up (through all kinds of crazy circumstances) portraying the action hero in the Christmas parade. The action hero guy is supposed to pick a kid out the crowd to give him a special edition "doll". He spots his son in the crowd and calls his name. The son doesn't realize it's his dad and is amazed that the super hero guy knows him. He says to his friend, "He knows my name!!". That one line really struck me. There's a song we sing at our church called "He Knows My Name", talking about God, who created us and knows us! He is intimately acquainted with us. Psalm 139 says "...You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know is completely, O Lord... You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."
In thinking about this today, I'm comforted that He (God) knows my name. "I have a Father, who calls me His own. He'll never leave me no matter where I go. He knows my name. He knows my every thought. He sees each tear that falls and hears me when I call."

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