Once in a while I get to travel to different states for a conference or even a vacation. While there I have occasionally tried to pick up some kind of little gift for members of my family. I am sure you have visited those kiosks with the small gifts with various names inscribed on them. I have 6 children so I had quite a bit of searching to do. I could usually find items for 4 of my kids but rarely could find anything with Micah or Esther inscribed on it. As much as I searched, those 2 names were always missing from the knickknack kiosks.
It is no big deal not to find your name inscribed on a keychain or refrigerator magnet. However there is another place that it is essential to find your name written down. That place is called the Lamb’s Book of Life. In the book of Revelation John tells us that one day in the future all of the dead will be judged. This event is called the Great White Throne Judgment. Revelation 20:11,12,15 says: “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire”. God loves everyone in the whole world and desires that no one should be left out of His book. But in order to have your name inscribed in that book you must repent of your sins and place your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
You may have one of those names that are unique and not found in many places. God knows your name and invites you to believe in His Son. If you do you will find your name inscribed in the Book of Life. Make sure your name is not missing.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation