It’s #TBT. Are you familiar?
On social media, #TBT stands for Throw Back Thursday. When you see it on Facebook it’s usually followed by a picture from someone’s youth or childhood.
Get ready to travel back.
When I was a kid, I learned right from wrong watching Romper Room. Before I had ever heard of the Ten Commandments, I knew the Do Bee Song by heart.
But the thing that had the most meaning for me from that show…was the Magic Mirror.
I would sit in front of my TV waiting…hoping for Miss Nancy or Miss Sally to say my name.
And she never did. Ever.
I felt unnoticed. I wanted to know somebody saw me.
Then I found this scripture:
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1, NLT)
God loves us that much. But wait, there’s more.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1, NIV)
He knows our names because we are his children. His extravagantly, lavishly, unfailingly loved children.
So you can have your Magic Mirror. I knew it wasn’t real anyway. Thankfully, God’s love is.