KING LOUIS II OF FRANCE – AKA – THE STAMMERER died April 10, 879
Shakespeare asked the question, “What’s in a name? Our names tell a lot about us – where we come from, our ancestry, and lots more. Some pick up nicknames that help to identify them even more 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. King Louis II, the Stammerer, of France died on April 10, 879 at the age of 33. He ruled for only two years. Maybe it had something to do with his name? What a handle! I don’t imagine too many took him very seriously. What was it with people over a thousand years ago? Maybe it was the earliest form of bullying? It continues today as we tag people with addendums to their original names as a form of honor or disdain.
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, a man of sorrows, king of the Jews, Savior. The fact is that Jesus lived up to His names in every way. His life was perfect. He had no sin. He carried the weight of the sin of all mankind to the cross and made it possible for life to go on forever. 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.
Jesus has already accepted us as His blood bought children. We are part of His royal family No matter what our names, He has chosen us. Through Him we have been named “FORGIVEN”.