Philip has been singing the song, “He knows my name.” If you don’t know the words:

I have a Father

He formed my heart

Before even time began

My life was in His hands

He knows my name

He knows my every thought

He sees each tear that falls

And hears me when I call

Hearing Philip sing the song reminded me of events surrounding his own heart before he was even born. I was thinking about my classmates in nursing school advising me of new in-vitro surgery that could be performed on a baby’s heart, even before the baby is born. I remembered talking to the cardiologist who told us there were so many holes in Philip’s heart, he couldn’t even count them. I remembered crying because of the heart medicine I was giving him after he was born. I thought of one of those routine visits with the cardiologist where the chest x-ray demonstrated his heart size returning to normal. And the doctor telling us, “whatever you all are doing, keep on doing it, because it’s working!” I remembered laying my hand over Philip’s heart and just praying for healing of all the holes in his heart.

Our Father, the one who formed Philip’s heart, had called him even before time began.

And the same is true for each of us. God knows our name, our thoughts, sees our tears, and hears our cries.

May God help us and encourage us through His word and songs.

Love you all!