by Cathy Baker

Is anything more awe-stirring than an Autumn evening?

Moonlit skies ripe with vibrant stars, crisp light winds brisk enough to warrant warm sweaters and soft scarves. 

So bundle up and head outdoors. Lay in the bed of your truck or spread out your blanket on a soft patch of grass. Look up! Gaze and marvel at the wonder God has created. 

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who
brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by
name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is
missing. Isaiah 40:26

As you point towards all the different stars, remember this…God calls each by name.

 “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety.”  
Deuteronomy 33:12
“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” 
Psalm 17:8
“… but I have called you friends…” 
John 15:15

Before heading inside for a cup of cocoa, let us consider the names that the God of the universe calls us. Is there anything more personal? Spend a few moments thanking Him for desiring—pursuing—such a personal relationship with you.

The above are just three names of many but is there one that resonates with you more today? Please share in the comment section.