Jesus knew my name as He hung on the cross.
My eyes burned as tears filled my eyes. I struggled to focus on the road, daydreaming as I traveled a road I’d driven hundreds of times before. The truth that Jesus knew my name washed over me like the warmth of the sun’s rays breaking from behind a cloud. I had come face-to-face with my Lord. The fact of Jesus’ love was no longer a religious teaching, but an inescapable truth that He was my personal Savior. I could imagine Christ, the gatekeeper, calling my name—His voice traveling thousands of years to reach my ears.
Jesus, fully man yet fully God, knew each of our names as He hung on the cross. He calls us by name and longs for us to follow Him. His desire is for us to know Him intimately so we are hope-filled and moved to teach others about His love.
Just like daydreaming while driving a familiar route, fight to stay alert and focused while on this journey. Read Scripture with the Holy Spirit’s help to renew your mind. Your faith doesn’t have to become mundane. God’s Word is alive and active. Allow it to refresh you. Let the truth that Jesus knows you and calls you by name shake you free from your autopilot faith.
Hear Christ call your name and follow Him daily by saying, Here am I Lord. May your unfailing love cover me. Remind me, Lord, to seek your guidance, and give me a longing to do your will.
Let God protect you from the wolves of routine, familiarity, and boredom.
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