He sure does; please don’t doubt it, settle it.
Follow me here for just a moment –
” He determines the number of stars; he gives to all of them their names.”Psalms 147:4 ESV
There are approximately 200 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. And there are thought to be an average of 100 million stars in each galaxy. That my friend, is 2 x 10 to the 22 power, or 200 quintrillion stars in the observable universe. (1)
And every one of them is not only numbered by the Creator, but named by the Creator as well. He knows their name, each and every one.
My brain cannot even phanthom a number that large, much less the names to correspond with each star. Geesh, I can’t even remember a grocery list of 5 or 6 items.
But here’s where you come into this amazing picture.
” This is what the Lord says, He who created YOU, He who formed YOU; I have called YOU by name.”Isaiah 43:1 ESV
” The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother, he named my name.”Isaiah 49:1
There are many other places too, where we are reminded that the Creator knows our name. Just as He knows and names the stars, even better He knows you, He knows your name.
He knows the names of the 108 billion people who have ever been born on this planet since it was created, all of them. And my friend, YOU are one of them. He knows your name.
There are times when we lose sight of our own signifigance. We forget our value. We think no one notices us or really cares about what is important to us. We think that our feelings, interests, desires, energies and deeds are overlooked or disregarded. At times we may even wonder if we are truly known.
Whether not not those thougts have swirled through your subconscious (or conscious) mind, the fact remains- HE KNOWS YOUR NAME. He knows your identity. He knows the very structure of your DNA with all of it’s nucleotide units. Including the exact number of hairs on your head. (Which by the way is somewhere between 80,000-120,000.)
Someone on the other side of this screen, needs to be reminded that YOU MATTER. Your name and your identity are noticed, valued, and intentional. He loves you, created you in your mother’s womb and knows your name.
So glad that He knows my name,
Debra L. Chaney
1. Space.com, Elizabeth Howell, Ailsa Hawkey; 2.11.22