Everything has a name.
Everything is named.
My name is Darrel.
Today is named Wednesday.
This post is known as a blog.
We name all items: coffee cup, table, bicycle, laptop and mobile phone.
We name illness too: bronchitis, pneumonia and depression…
We name our sins too: pornography, gossip and murder…
Philippians 2 reminds us:
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
Matt Redman sings about it like this:
“Let all the other names fade away.
Until there’s only You.
Let all the other names fade away.
Jesus, take Your place.”
Isn’t that powerful? Isn’t that beautiful?
All names, are under the name of Jesus.
(It just got me thinking… about the name we utter so carelessly, sometimes)
In Jesus’ name…