Our preciousness, uniqueness and individuality are not given to us in clock-time–our brief chronological existence–but by the One who has chosen us with an everlasting love, a love that existed from all eternity and will last through all eternity.
– Henri J. M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved
I [the Lord] have called you by your name,
you are Mine.
(“Mine” is the “name.” – mjd)