Sunday, November 9, 2008

Called By Name

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1

The shepherd knows his sheep. He calls them by name.

When we see a crowd, we see exactly that, a crowd. . . We see people, not persons, but people. A herd of humans. A flock of faces. That's what we see.

But not so with the Shepherd. To Him every face is different. Every face is a story. Every face is a child. Every child has a name. . .

The shepherd knows his sheep. He knows each one by name. The Shepherd knows you. He knows your name. And He will never forget it.

I, the LORD, created you. . .
Don't be afraid.
I have rescued you.
I have called you by name;
Now you belong to me.
Isaiah 43:1

From 'When God Whispers Your Name'
Written by Max Lucado
Photo: 'Shepherd Leading Flock of Sheep'
Photographer: Wayne Walton
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  1. Thank you for this wonderful post, Adrienne. Isn't it the greatest comfort know that He calls us by our name?

  2. So true Adrienne! I always feel Gods love for me personally and it is such a comfort and joy!

  3. true adn so peaceful here, as alwyas!

  4. I love your posts Adrienne - and I am so grateful that our faithful Shepherd knows you and knows me intimately...and loves us so deeply and completely. Thanks for sharing sweet friend!

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Becky S.


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