Yesterday in our modern service, we sang a gospel song that is more than a couple years old. Tommy Walker wrote a song that in very simple words tells of Christ’s love for us. “He Knows My Name” speaks some of the most beautiful lyrics I’ve ever heard:
“He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call”
Our name represents our complete identity. It encompasses who we are, every good and not so great thing that makes us…well, us. All through scripture God named, or even renamed, people based on what He had planned for them. He chose their names with specific actions in mind, even if they didn’t know God’s endgame.
I don’t know about you, but I find it equally comforting and disconcerting that someone could know me that well. I consider myself to be a decent guy most of the time, but I would be the first to admit that there are things in my life that I wish I didn’t struggle with. God knows them. He knows them more than I do. But He loves me any way.
As humans, we can’t quite wrap our minds around that kind of love. Even a parent’s love for their children is nothing compared to His love for us. So much of our ability to love is dependent on our situation, but with God that’s not the case.
He knows us. Let me say that again. He KNOWS us. And He loves us anyway. That alone baffles my mind. I can do so little to reciprocate, but I will continue to try, and I encourage you to do the same.