There was a study done a few years ago when professionals asked children ages 4 – 8 years old , “What is love”? The answers given from the “mouths of babes” were insightful and inspirational. One of my favorites…
“When someone loves you the way they say your name is different. You just know your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy age 4
Scripture tells us that there is power in the name of Jesus…”that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil 2:10-11
Names are important. Your name is important as well.
Have you heard the Lord speak YOUR name in the depths of your heart?
For our heart has ears to hear the Lord call our name.
And there is peace, and love and affirmation when the Lord calls us by name.
In the chaos of your day….in the busy-ness of life…in the din of the everyday…
Make time to sit still and listen and with the ears of your heart hear the Lord speak YOUR name. And rest in the wisdom that “YOUR name is safe in His mouth”.
“The gatekeeper opens it (the gate) for him (the shepherd), and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger, they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.” John 10:3-5