Many times I find myself anxious and not knowing which direction to turn. Circumstances in my job and in life beyond my control are overwhelming me. Problems are coming my way faster than I can even comprehend them and I “jump the tracks”. Mary Magdalene had approached Jesus’ tomb early in the morning to find the stone had been rolled away. While Mary was weeping, Jesus approaches her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Mary was distraught and overwhelmed. Mary was confused, anxious, and trying to understand the situation. It was then that Jesus said to her, “MARY!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!”(Teacher) As I read this text from John 20:16 what stuck out to me was the “!”. When your kids have become distracted and engaged in doing something that requires correction. When chaos and uncertainty come into your life. When we are anxious, distraught, overwhelmed and have lost our confidence, we need re-direction. When we put our trust in our own abilities, limited understanding and are shaken; we need to be alerted and recognize as children of the Almighty God He cares for us. We need to take confidence in the many of God’s promises such as Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who is against us!”. We need Jesus to call our name “JEFF!” and re-direct our attention and focus back on Him. It is then, the fog clears and we can begin to replace our anxiety with confidence in His TRUTH. He is calling your “NAME!” today. Will you listen?