He Calls You “Daughter”
What have you been called, precious woman of God?
What name identifies you?
What names capture all that you have been through?
What have you been called?
That dreaded “B” word, “Ugly,” “Stupid,” or other hate names
That points more toward their ignorance but deeply adds to your pain
Or maybe you’ve been identified by other words that inflict harm
Like “Prostitute,” “Loose,” “Promiscuous,” which point to the fact that you find comfort in man’s arms
How do you identify yourself?
Do you call yourself “Minister,” “Doctor,” “Lawyer,” “Pastor,” “Director,” or “Boss,”
All just titles that we pursue at a great cost
To our families
To our friends
To our selves – in the end
We get so wrapped up in our titles and embrace the negative names we have been called
That we forget that we are precious Daughters of a Father who owns it all!
He calls you “Daughter” when others fail see your worth
He calls you “Daughter” when others identify you by your past
He calls you “Daughter” even when you can’t hear Him
Because the other names that you have been called ring with a blast
But the wonderful thing about Jesus Christ is that He is God in the flesh and sees the beginning from the end
He knew that you would be entangled in an identity crisis because of your experiences and all that you’ve been through
He knew in advance the deep personal desire to be recognized and considered astute
He knew you would cling to the titles that identify your achievements and your fame
He knew that, to some people, you would even go unnamed
Like the Woman with the Issue of Blood who pressed her way through a crowd
Just to touch the hem of His garment - she really made Jesus proud!
Because at the end of the day, she didn’t allow what others called her to keep her in her place
A place that drained her, alienated her, burdened and left her in an unclean state
She was considered unworthy of human contact; she couldn’t even worship in the temple
But one day, the faith on the inside of her identified with the man named Jesus, and she reached out to touch Him
Out of all the names she had been called the name that He called her reverberated to her soul
He called her “Daughter,” and made her whole
Precious woman of God, you may have been called many names, some that may have wounded you to your core
But Jesus calls you “Daughter” - a name that affirms and restores