Call My Name

Sorry I’ve been out of touch. I had a health hiccup last week, but now I am improving and back in front of the computer keys.

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” — John 20:16.

Jesus calls her name, and all of a sudden Mary realizes that the man who was asking why she was crying is indeed Jesus. Sometimes we run into someone in a different place than we expect and we do not recognize them at first. The context is different. Then they say or do something that brings back our memory. Certainly if a friend dies we don’t expect him or her to show up and ask why we are mourning.

There is something special about being called by our given name, especially when the caller is God. We have that kind of relationship with God if we choose. He talks to us as if he is our oldest friend, which in a way God is. Next time you talk to God listen closely and you will hear him call your name.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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