I will protect you because you know My name. Psalm 91:14b
One of my childhood best friends was my cousin, Connie. We did everything together. When we weren't in school we were in church. We loved the Lord and Tabernacle Baptist Church. We were choir members, Sunday school students, Youth Ministry officers and we even baby sat for our pastor. Our bratty little brothers called us 'Church Girls' but contrary to their beliefs, we didn't have church on our minds 100% of the time.
You see, we were normal teenagers and although we never crossed the line to being 'bad girls' we did bend the rules a little every now and then. Connie would spend Friday nights with me so we could go to basketball or football games together. Before leaving the house we had to listen to Rosie's lecture ... "Don't ya'll go getting in no cars with no boys and be back here by 11." Connie would laugh as I made crazy faces behind Rosie's back because we'd heard the lecture 100 times before. We'd always answer in unison, "Yes ma'am, Aunt Rose." And then what did we do? Two blocks down the street we'd jump in the car with our dates and head to the game.
Today's scripture declares ... 'I (the Lord) will protect you because you know My name.' Even though Connie and I were disobedient, God protected us and no hurt, harm or danger ever happened to us. You see, we knew our Protector's name, but most important, He knew ours and loved us in spite of our disobedience. He blessed us both to grow from foolish church girls to faithful Christian women.