We are challenged with contrasts this week, as we move from Luke back to the Old Testament, finishing Amos and then on to 1 Chronicles, with a side order of Song of Songs as well! If you're like me - you may find some of this difficult reading --- all those lists of names, for example. I was reminded in Eugene Peterson's introduction to 1 Chronicles that " there is no true storytelling without names". This week, I pray you are reminded that God knows YOUR name.
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NLT.