27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. - John 10:27-28
It is hard to overemphasize what a tremendous privilege it is to be known personally, intimately, lovingly by the Son of God. It is a precious gift to all his sheep, and it contains within it the promise of eternal life.
He knows the specifics about each one of us individually - He doesn't just know our name, or know about us. This kind of know is much more personal. He would be able to pick us out in a crowd of thousands just as you would be able to pick out your best friend, your own child, or your husband. He knows our heartaches and our joys, He knows our desires and our downfalls. The creator of this big, beautiful universe with all its mountains and oceans and stars, knows what's weighing on my heart today. What a thought to meditate on!
Just a few verses before this one, He likens the way He knows us to the way He and His father know each other, "just as the Father knows me and I know the Father." Think about that. He knows us in the same way as He knows His Father - they are One as we are one with Jesus. As believers, we know we have the Spirit, which is one with God, living within us. We are known by the Son of God because He dwells within us - what a incredible privilege.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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