Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jesus knows His name!

We're told in the video of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya that you could hear the name of Jesus on the lips of those about to meet their Maker.

A list of the names of those 21 Christian martyrs has been released, with the various reprinting of that list looking like this:

1. Milad Makeen Zaky
2. Abanub Ayad Atiya
3. Maged Solaiman Shehata
4. Yusuf Shukry Yunan
5. Kirollos Shokry Fawzy
6. Bishoy Astafanus Kamel
7. Somaily Astafanus Kamel
8. Malak Ibrahim Sinweet
9. Tawadros Yusuf Tawadros
10. Girgis Milad Sinweet
11. Mina Fayez Aziz
12. Hany Abdelmesih Salib
13. Bishoy Adel Khalaf
14. Samuel Alham Wilson
15. Worker from Awr village
16. Ezat Bishri Naseef
17. Loqa Nagaty
18. Gaber Munir Adly
19. Esam Badir Samir
20. Malak Farag Abram
21. Sameh Salah Faruq


What struck me immediately from this list is number 15. It appears none of the lists identify the name of this person who gave his life in order to remain faithful to Jesus Christ.

We don't know his name.

But Jesus knows his name!

This unknown believer is with his Savior today, and Jesus calls him by his name!

"The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out," John 10:3.

Scotty

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