Does God know me?
(J.R. Miller, "The Shining Light" 1911)
"I am the Good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me. I lay down My life for the sheep." John 10:14-15
Does God know me among the millions of His angels?
Does He ever fix His thought on me as an individual?
Does He have a distinct and personal affection for me, like that of a mother for her child?
Does Christ, the Good Shepherd, give care and thought to each particular sheep, so that He knows each one's present condition and circumstances? Does He know when one of His people is in trouble, is sick or suffering, when one has been hurt in some way, or when one is in danger? Does He know when one strays from the safe enclosure of the fold and wanders off into peril?
The answer to all these questions is the same. Every redeemed one has his own special place in the heart of Christ! Paul put this truth most strikingly in a sentence when he said of Christ: "He loved me, and gave Himself for me!" Galatians 2:20
"My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish — ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand!" John 10:27-28