He Knows Our Name

Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. Luke 16:19-20 (NLT)


In our society, a lot of emphasis is put on the rich and famous. A lot of us know who’s who when it comes to this category of folk. A picture will flash on the screen of a millionaire/billionaire or a popular actor and we know who they are. I wonder if that makes us feel as if we aren’t important because after all, most people don’t know our names. In this story, Jesus was talking about the rich guy and the poor guy. He never says the rich guy’s name. But he does call out the name of the poor beggar. How God-like is that? In our lives, we don’t have to be rich and famous for God to know who we are. He knows our name. He knows everything there is to know about us and he still loves us. Today, notice the people around you – not just the popular and powerful but every person God puts in your path.


But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
    O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (NLT)

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy


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