God Knows Me

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 NIV

I remember standing out one night in my aunt's yard just looking at stars and thinking about the great God who created all things. At 9 or 10 years of age, I almost had a little headache just standing there thinking. "You mean this great God knows who I am?" It was incomprehensible to me that this great Creator knew who Jimmy Anderson was by name. I didn't think I really mattered.

My people are the Muskogean people and they have the Creek name. In the early 1800s the government force-marched our people to Indian territory-Oklahoma-which now means "home of the red man."

My mother and father wer...