“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.”John 10:14
I have this sign hanging in our office at home. My grandma made it for me years ago. I’ve had it for years, but I’ve never really contemplated the magnitude of the truth it conveys through a simple twist of a lyric.
In his book, Knowing God, J.I. Packer marvels at the fact that the Lord of the universe knows him personally.
“What matters supremely is not the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it—the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I know him because he first knew me, and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, one who loves me; and there is no moment when his eye is off me, or his attention distracted from me, and no moment, therefore, when his care falters.”
Do you love the fact that Jesus knows you? And because He knows you, you’re able to know Him?