Psalm 147:1-4 (NKJV) Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.

In verse 1 we see that the new nature of man, meaning those who are born again, shows instinctively that it is good to praise the LORD. Praises from a changed heart, one that desires the things of God, are pleasant to God’s ears. Verse 2 can be looked at as a future fulfillment. It may refer to that time after the Great Tribulation. When there will be a New Jerusalem, and God will gather the faithful remnant of Israel into the New Jerusalem. It is comforting to know that when we fail, God is faithful to finish the God work that He began in us. By His grace He restores us. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. And God will surely do this for His people who have passed through the horrors of the Great Tribulation. Great is God’s love for His people, all who have accepted His Son Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. And since God has numbered the stars and calls each of them by name, it must be that God also knows the number His people and He knows each one of us individually and intimately. I think that The McRaes has put these verses into their song “He Knows My Name” see the lyrics.

He counts the stars one and all
He knows how much sand is on the shores
He sees every sparrow that falls
He made the mountains and the seas
He’s in control of everything
Of all creatures great and small

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I’m overwhelmed by the pain
And can’t see the light of day
I know I’ll be just fine
‘Cause He knows my name

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring
I can’t tell you what’s in store
I don’t know a lot of things
I don’t have all the answers
To the questions of my life
But I know in Whom I have believed

He knew who I was when He carried my cross
He knew that I would fail Him but He took the loss

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I’m overwhelmed by the pain
And can’t see the light of day
I know I’ll be just fine
‘Cause he knows my name

Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.