Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by MY NAME whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Called…by THE NAME!
After hours of creation, a painted picture is labeled by its artist.
Once days of sewing have passed, the seamstress then titles their tapistry.
Following multiple weeks of careful chiseling, the engraver then names his sculpture.
And so it was, in eternity past, that our LORD GOD envisioned our life in every detail.
Then in our mother’s womb, HE sovereignly knit us together according to HIS purposes.
Finally we were born in GOD’s perfect timing to do those good works HE’d assigned us…before Time.
But unlike the other examples here listed, HE individually called each of us by name…BEFORE Time.
All HIS instantaneous planning, unique design and perfect production of our souls came next.
So isn’t it wonderous to know that HE started…with your name?
As HIServant in love with the ONE WHO called us by name before Time and afterwards will give us new names in Heaven,
Devotional: John 10:3b “The sheep hear HIS voice, and he calls HIS own sheep BY NAME and leads them out!”
Isaiah 43:1 “But now thus says the LORD, HE WHO created you, O Jacob, HE WHO formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are MINE!”
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb…I knew you
…and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
HE started you and me, in Forever past, with the lovingly assignment of our names! What Love and what planning by HIM WHO first loved us!
Amen and amen!