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He knows your name

“A Grande Latte, with extra foam please.”

Barb took my four dollars and gave me thirteen cents back, a dime and three pennies. Then she took a medium size cup and wrote on the side of it with a black marker. She didn’t make eye contact. She didn’t ask for my name.

She remembered my name

The store wasn’t crowded and there was no one behind me.

I drank my Grande Latte on the way home. Sipping it at red lights.

The cup was empty when I pulled into the driveway. I took it out of the cup holder and turned it around. On the side of the cup was my name, Pamela, in cursive.

She remembered my name. She didn’t ask me for my name because she remembered it.

She remembered my name. The small gesture, made me feel valued. A woman in a coffee shop, remembered me. Well, it could also mean that I buy too many cups of coffee if she doesn’t have to ask me what my name is.

He knows your name.

And then I remembered, He knows my name.

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
   I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1

He knows your name.

When you are alone. In the dark. And no one knows your name. Remember.

He knows your name.


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About Pamela Hodges

I write slice of life stories to help you know you are loved, valuable and worthy just as you are. I am a writer, an artist, and a cleaner of seven litter boxes. I live in Pennsylvania with one husband, four cats, one dog and two birds.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • JeNan Merrill

    I am comforted by your reminder of how much God loves us! Yes He knows our name and so much more. Thanks for this encouragement today!

  • nlazaris

    Pamela, Such a great reminder of our immeasurable value to Him!

  • Berdeane Bodley

    You are right when you said “maybe I am drinking too many cups of coffee” even one is too many, caffeine is a drug & very addictive, bad for your heart, etc. etc. Knowing your name, I went to the drug store last November to pick up a prescription, it happened to be November the 8th, the drugist (one of my favorite ladies) wished me a happy anniversary, I was thunderstruck, how could she possibly remember that? Ed & I were married on Novemeber the 8th & she remembered…….. of course I had a good cry……. love u Pamela.

    • Good Morning Mother,
      You will be happy to know I did not go to my favorite store this morning and get coffee.
      And how sweet the woman remembered your anniversary. But, then, how could anyone forget you?

  • TC

    Very lovely post, Pamela. Thanks.