and I know your name...
English Standard Version
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.
We are all given a name at birth ~ some like their name ~ others can't wait to change it ~ or give themselves a new name ~ and some of us even forget our name. This time of year the tsunami of Christmas mail starts to flood my mailbox. I look forward to getting those pre-stamped return address stickers each year, especially so this year since I have a new address. I was floored when St. Jude's sent me addresses with my birth name on them. It has been a very long time since I've seen MY NAME on anything ~
Lacie MorrisonSuch a long time ago that I barely recognized my own name. It's almost as if I stumbled upon my childhood Texas self. Sure, my Texas friends know me as Morrison ~ but New York..... My point is, it felt like a warm embrace from a old friend and made me realize how very important it is to remember your name and to let people See You ~ this is the stuff that matters in this world....
The two movie scenes I've posted below are some of my favorites!