Shakespeare asked the question, “What’s in a name?  Our names tell a lot about us – where we come from, our ancestry, sometimes they define our personality and lots more.  Some pick up nicknames that help to identify them as they go through life – such as Slugger, Dude, Buffy, Tootsie, etc.

How would you like to be named “The Stammerer?”  His father’s name was Charles, the Bald (not a particularly great name.)  King Louis II, the Stammerer, of France died on April 10, 879 at the age of 33.  He ruled for only two years and died young.  Maybe it had something to do with his name? What a handle!  I don’t imagine too many took him seriously.

Jesus had many names too.  He was referred to as Emmanuel, Son of God, Messiah, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Lion of Judah, Lamb of God, David’s Son, King of the Jews, Savior … and so many more.   Jesus lived up to His names in every way.  His life was perfect.  He had no sin.  He carried the weight of sin to the cross.  He guides me through each day.  I can trust that He’s already paid the debt for my evil nature.  He fulfilled His Father’s covenant with mankind.  He gives me courage.  He is my Lord.

So – what’s in a name?  The one He gave freely to me on the cross – “FORGIVEN” is the one I love the best.

Help me, Lord, to show my gratitude for all that you have done for me, by sharing your name with others who are starving for hope in their lives.  May my words be a testimony to your wonderful gift of life.  Amen!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

  1. Amen—Beautifully put–

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