Summary: You more than matter to Him. He came to give you life and life more abundantly. To Jesus, “You are more than just a number, or just a face in the crowd.” If you have never thought you were somebody, let me tell you, your somebody to Him.
God knows, “More than your name”
John 10:3 NKJ.
3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Isn’t it amazing, that no matter where those sheep wonder off to, there master still knows them by name and they know his voice.
It seems like sometimes in the world in which we live, its easy to get lost in the shuffle of life and feel like just a face in the crowd.
Have you ever been in a large public place? Say for example an airport, where no one there knows you by name.
If you’re lucky, you’ve got all your papers, luggage and ticket in order.
But if you don’t, if you can manage just to remember your conformation number than usually everything will work out all right.
Its kind of funny, how were identified by numbers isn’t it?
Ever been asked for the last four of your social, now a days, their asking for the last five of your social.
The first time I was asked that and still now, I have to think about that fifth number.
Society uses numbers a lot, ever made a phone call and heard the following options?,
Enter the parties extension number now if you know it, or press 1. if you want to this,
or press 2. if you want to that, or press 3. if you want to leave a message in the general mailbox,
four if would like to hear these options again, or 0 to talk to the operator
And then you hear a message say, I’m sorry, but I’m away from my desk right now “please leave a message” at the beep.
Or a beep followed by, I’m sorry, but the person’s mailbox to whom you wish to leave a message is full.
Please try to call again later, thank you.
Talk about feeling depersonalized and dehumanized, there is nothing more aggravating then that.
And that is exactly how the devil wants you to feel — that you do not matter much to anyone, especially to God.
You see, the devil knows little by little, the more you are beat down by the world, the more you will start to think, that you don’t matter at all to anyone.
But T.B.S. (the bible says)you matter to God!
He knows everything about you, He knows you by name. He even knows your whole social, not just the last 5 digits of it!
He knows exactly what you are going through and where you are hurting.
He sees you and cares for you, there’s no detail in your life He’s not interested in, He knows everything about you.
Ps. 139:1-6 NKJ.
1. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2. You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3. You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5. You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
The bible says He knows something about you, that you don’t even know! Imagine that, someone more concerned about you, than you are!
Matt 10:29-31 MSG.
29-31"What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.