Facebook is a great invention. Cheryl and I have connected with old friends from high school, college and our days in youth ministry. Although i’m sick of getting poked by many people – i still find it an incredible site.

However, the other day I got a message from Tim Hatch on Facebook. Yes, you read correctly. This “Tim Hatch” is living in Idaho. He is 26 years old and actually looks kind of like me. He sent me a message to tell me I married well (Yay Cheryl!) and to congratulate me on not looking like a stooge! Those weren’t his exact words.

Then curiosity got the better of me. How many Tim Hatches are there out in the Facebook universe? A quick search revealed more than 20! I couldn’t believe it! I thought I was unique, I thought I was special. I coulda been somebody . . . I coulda been a contender! It was a humbling result to say the least. But then I remembered the Words of Scripture . . .

1 Peter 2:4 (NIV) “…you come to Him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him…”

I may be only one of many “Tim Hatches” in the world . . . but According to God’s Word – He chose me and I’m precious to God.

The same is true for you. If you’re a Christ follower right now if you’ve made the move to “Come to Him” – You are chosen and precious to the Heavenly Father. He knows you, by name, and has an unending unconditional love for you.

Maybe the next time you think you’re just a number or one of many trying not to look like a stooge – you’ll remember WHO knows your name!