When I was a little girl, my mom told me she had eyes in the back of her head. It was easy for me to believe she had another set of eyes because she knew way too much! While she was driving, she always knew what I was doing in the back seat of the car, and then there was the time I got lost in Sears. She knew where I was even when I couldn’t see her. My mom had superpowers!
Moms know a lot, but God knows it all. There’s nothing we can hide from Him.
If we had forgotten the name of our God, or extended our hands to a strange god would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart. Psalm 44:20-21
Forgetting God’s name isn’t like forgetting the name of a friend when making introductions. We forget God’s name when we go our own way.
“You have neglected the Rock who begot you, and forgot the God who gave you birth.” (Deut. 32:18)
“Yet I have been the LORD your God Since the land of Egypt, and you were not to know any god except Me. For there is no Savior besides Me. I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of drought. As they had their pasture, they became satisfied and being satisfied, their heart became proud; therefore they forgot Me.” (Hosea 13:4-6)
“For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god. In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in and in the morning you bring your seed to blossom, but the harvest will be a heap in a day of sickliness and incurable pain.” (Isaiah 17:10-11)
What about extending your hand to a strange god? Extending a handshake to others is our way of acknowledging and welcoming them into our life as a friend or acquaintance. When we lock hands with a strange god, the same is true. The moment you welcome a strange god into your life is the moment you forget God’s name.
It wasn’t until I learned to drive that I figured out that my mom used the rearview mirror to see what I was up to in the back seat. I’ve also learned that I don’t have to see a person for them to see me. The day I was lost in Sears, my mom had her eye on me because I belonged to her.
God never forgets your name. He knows where you are at all times, which may be comforting or convicting. Either way, lock hands with God so tightly that you never forget His name and lose your way.