He Spoke My Name
John 20:16 (KJV)
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
She knew He was dead. She had watched the crucifixion. Mary followed Joseph of Arimathaea to the grave where He was laid. On the third day, she came with others to anoint the body with spices and found the stone had been rolled away. Mary supposed that someone had stolen His body and she wept. Oh, how she cried. And then, He spoke her name.
In that moment, when Jesus spoke Mary's name...she knew Him. She recognized His voice in an instant. It was unmistakable. His voice carried all the depth of the love that He felt for her. I have a feeling that we will all recognize His voice. We all have something deep inside of us that knows our Savior.
God spoke the names of many Bible saints, including Adam, Abraham and Sarah. He told Israel, "I have called thee by thy name and thou art mine." When the Father spoke the names of these people, it must have staggered them. It didn't stop when Bible times ended. God still speaks the names of His people and we need to be listening.
I feel like God is speaking to me...calling my name. He has laid on my heart that I must share with you my words and my heart. I know this, because I can't get away from it, can't get it out of my head. It's not like anything else before. It's not something that I asked for, or that I completely understand. He has spoken my name. And I must answer Him.
Momala's Book Club: I am re-reading "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg. Published by Atheneum, this tween-aged book features two kids that run away from home to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While there, they have lots of adventures and even solve a mystery. I have loved this book since I was a kid and highly recommend it. "Mixed-Up Files" won the 1967 Newbury Medal. Available on Amazon for $9.99 in paperback. Four out of five stars.
Female in Motion Exercise Update: I did four 30-minute aerobic workouts last week. Because we had the living room, dining room and kitchen painted last week, I also did a lot of furniture moving and toting and carrying. Whoosh!
John 10:27-28 (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.