Recently I had the opportunity to fly to another state to lead a weekend event. As I was sitting, drinking my coffee and waiting to board the plane; I found myself people-watching. My mind began to wander and wonder. I began crafting back-stories in my mind. Was this person flying home? Was that person related to the one with which he was traveling? Did that person have an important meeting she was rushing to attend?
The airport was filled with people unknown to me. They all held stories of pain or ease, suffering or triumph. As I was thinking about this, Jesus gently reminded me that even though they were all unknown to me...they are known to Him! He created them and loves each and every one!
Jesus loves us and wants to journey with us through this hurried and harried life. We don't have to just go through the motions of the "daily-ness" of work, chores, and bill-paying. We get to walk hand in hand with the King of Kings! Be encouraged today that He knows you and sees you and has your name written in the palm of His hand!
"...I, God, will never forget you. Look here. I have made you a part of Me, written you on the palms of My hands." Isaiah 49:15b-16 (The Voice)
This post was prompted by Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others and this week I had problems posting on my blog.) Check out the other writers on this topic!