John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
My father in law always carried a notebook and a pen in his shirt pocket to make notes to himself. I recall how he would write down each and every part that we would use on a job, that way he would know what we needed to restock the truck. Once they were written down he would say “Now they are penciled in, I won’t forget.”
These days, I, too, write things down, well I enter them into my notes app on my phone, so I won't forget them and miss my appointments: special lunches with friends, the activities happening in the community, or my doctor's appointments. As I took out my phone and looked at my notepad to see all the things I had to do that were written down, I thought about how I am written down in God’s book.
The Bible tells us that God, too, has written our names down in His Book: "Rejoice because your names are written in heaven" (Luke 10:20b), "written in the Lamb's Book of Life" (Revelation 21:27b).
We have an appointment with our heavenly Father, and He will not forget. Our future is secure with Him in heaven because He has promised us that someday, we shall be with Him. We are penciled in when we accept Him as our Savior. Each of us is special!
Dear Lord, we thank You for securing our place with You. Thank You for recording our names in Your book and for sending us Your Son to show us the way to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.