Friday, 25 December 2009

Jesus - the One who lives up to His Name

He was to be called Jesus, because He would save His people from their sins. The name and the explanation trip of the tongue in a way that can sometimes bypass our hearts and minds.

This Christmas I was thinking, "How can I at least make people think about the Name and its meaning?" Here's what I came up with:

"Jesus, the One who lives up to His Name".

We are used to people living up to their name in a negative way - "Bernard Madoff - he made off with other people's money", for example.

Jesus is the one who really does live up to His Name. He saves people from the eternal consequences of their sins - judgment and hell. And He saves them from the present consequnces of their sins - guilt and shame. He really is the one who lives up to His Name.

May you know the reality and power of the Name of Jesus during this Christmas season.

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