The first time my husband, Ken, and I heard our baby’s heartbeat, our hearts flooded with so much joy. We didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl. In fact, we didn’t really know anything about this little gift except that he or she was filled with possibilities and promise. When we brought home the first sonogram picture, in small print along the edge, the typed words “Baby Harper” were written. Once he was born, the nurse placed him in a hospital bassinet with a blue cap on his head and a note card that read ‘Baby Boy Harper’.
Once that name card was replaced with one that declared he would be known from that day forward as Cody Thomas Harper it launched his pursuit to be known not just by his name but for who he is and his contributions to the world.
We are each born with a desire to be known and a need to be loved. When we are born not even our mama or our daddy knows who we are or what we will become. But there is One who has known us since before the beginning of time. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” So today focus on the fact that God created you and knows you. And indeed set you apart for a specific & vital purpose.
What does God say about you? You are known.