Monday, August 19, 2013

The Name of Jesus

"And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (Matt. 1:21)
What's in the name of Jesus?  How do you respond when you hear that name spoken?  Does it send a tingling sensation down your spine or cause your hair to stand on end?  Just saying the name of Jesus brings a sensation of love and adoration to my mind.
People in the world react either positively or negatively at the mention of Jesus's name.  To some his name brings a sense of reverence, but to others it is a name to be dragged through the mud of vulgarity and disrespect.
In biblical times the name of Jesus carried great power.  The name of Jesus set people free from their sinful lifestyles, opened the eyes of the blind, straightened out the twisted limbs of the paralyzed, caused the deaf to hear, and raised the dead.  Since an angel instructed Joseph to name Mary's baby Jesus, the world has witnessed miraculous wonders that resulted from the power of his name.
What does whispering the name of Jesus do for you?  Does it calm your fears when a tragic phone call comes in the middle of the night?  Does saying or singing the name of Jesus bring joy and comfort to your heart?  No day would be complete unless I say or sing a little tune using the name of Jesus.  I love such songs as "At the name of Jesus," or "There's Just Something About That Name."
The next time you face a stressful situation open your mouth and sing "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus there's something about that Name."  Take notice of the calming effect the name of Jesus has on your life.

Prayer: Jesus, I love to say your name.  Something about saying or singing the name of Jesus brings peace to my trouble heart and calms my nerves.  Lord Jesus, you are my only Savior.  I need you today.

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