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Isaiah 43:1

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It was still dark as Mary made her way along the path to Jesus’ grave in the early morning hours. When she arrived, she saw that the stone was rolled away, and Jesus’ body was gone. Crushed by the weight of her caring she came crying, where is Jesus?  When the disciples went home dejected, Mary stayed. And then someone spoke. “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Mary begged the stranger through tears to tell her where the body was taken. With just one word, he responded: “Mary.” There was something unique about the way He said…

“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’” (Isaiah 43:1). I suppose one of the most mind-boggling things to me is that of the 7.63 billion people alive on the earth today, God knows my name. Me. Personally. He knows where I live, what I think, and what abilities I possess. He even knows how many hairs are on my head (Matthew 10:30). My finite mind has trouble grasping this infinite knowledge of our…