Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.
Many of us are bad at remembering names, yet one of the greatest things we can say to someone is his or her name. Whether famous or obscure, it builds ties with people when we remember and use their names.
How wonderful that God knows our names. Have you ever noticed how often Jesus called people by their names in the Gospels: Martha, Martha . . . Go and tell John . . . Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah . . . Lazarus, come forth!
He knows your name; it's written on His heart, and He loves you today.
He knows my name! He knows my every thought.
He sees each tear that falls and hears me when I call.