Have you ever noticed how someone who greets you by name rather than just ‘hello’ or ‘hey’ grabs your attention more? Does it ever catch you off guard?
Being called by name is personal — and sometimes even borderline uncomfortable. Perhaps we’ve grown accustomed to blending into groups or feeling unseen and unheard.
But here’s the thing. The Bible tells us that God has been calling us by name before we were formed in the womb (Psalm 139:16) and that He knows our every thought, fear, doubt, and even the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). As our Creator, He knows us intimately and loves us unconditionally. What’s even more amazing is that He desires to have a relationship with us.
Unlike this world, where our name can become associated with labels, appearances, jobs, statuses, or circumstances, God’s love means that our name remains rooted in our identity as His children.
With Chapter 2, we wanted to reflect on the next steps of who we are, after knowing that God is victorious. We wanted to emphasize this in our design, subtly highlighting the word "ALL" in "CALLED BY NAME" because this is true for each and everyone of us who believes.
No matter where we go, what we do, or how we stumble, He calls us by name and welcomes us all home with open arms.
So while being acknowledged and seen by those around us may sometimes be surprising , remember that God sees us, hears us, and calls us by name every day. His pursuit is relentless. He is constantly nudging us and affirming that who we are is because of whose we are.