THE 22nd OF MAY
“FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU; I HAVE CALLED YOU BY YOUR NAME; YOU ARE MINE”
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.” – Isaiah 43:1
We, the Gentiles, are adopted into God’s people, through faith in Jesus Christ. This means that what God promised to the Jews in the Old Testament is true for us too. God not only loves all people, but He knows each of us by name! There is so much comfort in knowing that God’s love is personal and intimate for each of us. To call someone by name, in eastern countries, such as Israel, is a sign of a close relationship and tender love.
We should live free of fear, because God loves each of us individually. He knows everything about every single one of us, including how many hairs we have on our heads (Matthew 10:30). Jesus was actually saying that, God knows us better than we know ourselves. I for sure do not know how many hairs are on my head. Do you? But our Father does.
The Creator of the whole universe loves you, calls you by name and also His own! All of us that received Jesus as Lord, are redeemed with His blood and God has set us apart for Himself. God encourages the faithful to fear anything but trust Him as He knows all about us and is always there for us.
Dear Lord thank You with all my heart for telling me that You have redeemed me, called me by name and that I am Yours. I could not ask for more! There is so much protection under the shadow of Your wings and I fear nothing, knowing that I am Yours. Thank You so much for providing for me and for never forsaking me, in the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen