Recently newspapers carried the story of two women who had the same first,
middle and last name, were born on the same day, and had the same Social
Security number! It took a while to straighten out the mix-up with the Internal
Revenue Service. Both had a father named Robert, both had studied cosmetology,
both worked as bookkeepers and both had children ages 21 and 19. Finally they
convinced the government that Patricia Ann Campbell of Oregon was not the same
person as Patricia Ann Campbell of Colorado.
It is reassuring to remember that God knows us personally and intimately. If
the very hairs of our heads are numbered, then God needs neither name nor
Social security number to know us; to know who we are and where we are and what
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