I heard, “You are not forgotten!”
“Beloved. You are not forgotten. You are not unknown but you are known. You are known by your God. I know your name, My Child.
“Your existence was not a random act of nature or an accident or a mistake. I knew you before you were born and I formed you in your mother’s womb.
“I have chosen you and called you by name, you are Mine. How could I ever forsake My very own child, Dear One?
“How could I ever forsake My Bride or be unfaithful to you?
“Though you are in the middle of a hard place, you have not been forgotten or left behind. I have made a way for you even in the midst of the wilderness.
“I AM the Light shining in the darkness. I AM the God who sees you. Even in the valley of death, you shall fear no evil for I AM with you.
“You are known in Heaven, My Child. The crowd of witnesses is cheering you on. I give My angels charge over you. They are assigned to you by name.
“The Hosts of Heaven know your name, Dear One. They minister to the heirs of salvation. They help you and hold you up in their hands for you bear My Name and My mark.
“You are known, Beloved, you are known and loved and cherished. I will not leave you here in the wilderness. You are not forgotten. Keep following My Voice and My Spirit.
“I have not left you as an orphan, but I will come to you. You are not called Forsaken but you are called MARRIED, for you are KNOWN by Me, My Bride.
“You are betrothed to Me forever in righteousness and justice, in loving devotion and compassion. O My Dove, you are hidden in the clefts of the Rock; in the secret places of the stairs, let Me see your countenance, let Me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your face is beautiful.
“Do not fear or be dismayed for you are not forgotten, My Beloved, My Child. You shall know as you are known.
The Bridegroom is rejoicing over you and no one will ever snatch you out of My Hand!”
“…. but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him,” 1 Corinthians 8:3.
“But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine,” Isaiah 43:1.
“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand,” John 10:27-29.
“My dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely,”
Song of Solomon 2:14.
“No longer will you be called Forsaken, nor your land named Desolate; but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be His bride. For as a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you; and as a groom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you,” Isaiah 62:4-5.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry