Friday, February 3, 2017
"God Knows My Name"
The Bible affirms that we are made in the image of God. What does that mean? As I look around at other human beings, I wonder what happened to the image of God. It sure looks tarnished to me. To be made in the image of God suggests that we inherently have some gifts such as; will, self-transcendence, choice, and reason.
Those gifts suggest we live not by impulse, coercion or instinct. We live by choice that implies the ability to make moral decisions. Maybe the greatest gift we have is that of choice? The bottom line is we are free and accountable. Before God, we have a sense of responsibility that pertains to all of life’s moral decisions.
Isaiah 43:1 is so personal, “Fear not, I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
We are not just set free on a sea of heredity to do as we please or respond to any impulse. All life is a gift of God. Could it really be that Almighty God really does know us and still loves us?
To me, this suggests that our worth is not determined by our grades, bank accounts, looks, power, notoriety or usefulness to society. God calls us precious because we exists by the will and purpose of God. I am so relieved to know that God knows my name.