As parents, many of us stumble over names. But we always know who we're meaning, even if the kids don't, or they roll their eyes at us, or pretend they don't know who we're talking about. I think it's just part of human nature to stumble over names and to even forget them.
But you know, it's not part of God's nature. He gets the right name with the right person every single time.
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
How often has your brain had a power flicker and you haven't been able to remember someone's name? That never happens to God! Of all the many millions of people throughout history, He knows your name. He knows my name. Wow!
Not only does He know our names, (and get the correct name the first time around), but He knows all the minute details about us that we don't know ourselves.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.
That number is always fluctuating, yet God knows it. He cares about knowing it, and we don't have to worry about Him forgetting.
How many times have you written a note to yourself on your hand? Maybe not recently, but I see teens do it all the time. When I roll my eyes at them, they just shrug and remind me that it'll wash off. When Jesus rose from the dead, He kept His nail scars. Those scars won't wash off.
Behold, I have inscribed you
on the palms of My hands; ~Isaiah 46:16
In our humanness, we constantly forget things, even important things that we've written down and made note of. God's given us a physical reminder that He won't ever forget us: He's inscribed us on the palm of His hand. He won't grow old and forget what He's told us or where He's placed us. He won't develop Alzheimer's. He won't forget us. Ever.
Heavenly Father, thank You so much for inscribing us on Your hands. For knowing every little detail about us and yet still loving us. Thank You for knowing our names! What an awesome God You are!