Jesus … Jesus … Jesus.
There’s just something about that Name.
Master, Savior, Jesus … like the fragrance after the rain …
The words flowed easily from my lips as Blue and I trudged along the country road, faces to the wind. This powerful song has ministered to me in astounding ways over the years because of the simple Truth it holds.
There really is something about that Name.
And now, here’s the nugget of gold the Lord helped me dig up …
Judges 13 is the story of Samson’s conception and birth. The Angel of the Lord had appeared to Samson’s mother and to his father, Manoah, to tell them they would conceive and bear a son who would deliver Israel from the hand of the Philistines.
Manoah asked the Angel of the Lord, “What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?”
“And the Angel of the Lord said to him, ‘Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?” ~ Judges 13:18
His name is wonderful, meaning “beyond comprehension.”
His. Name. Is. Beyond Comprehension.
Let that sink in.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful [beyond comprehension], Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6
And His Name shall be called Jesus.
There’s something about that name.
Alpha and Omega – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13
Advocate – “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” 1 John 2:1
Authority – “Jesus said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matt. 28:18
Bread of Life – “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” John 6:35
Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess.1:10
Faithful and True – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and wages war.” Rev.19:11
Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
King of Kings – “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” Rev. 17:14
Light of the World – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Lord of All – “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil. 2:9-11
One Who Sets Free – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
Our Hope – “…Christ Jesus our hope.” 1 Tim. 1:1
Peace – “For he himself is our peace … Eph. 2:14
Redeemer – “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25
Rock – “For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:4
Savior – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Resurrection and the Life – “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
Truth – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Victorious One – “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev. 3:21
Refuge. Strong Tower. Healer. Song in the Night.
And the list goes on.
His name is beyond comprehension.
Do you know my Jesus? His love is magnificent, His peace is what keeps me sane when everything around me is crumbling. Because of Him, I am not alone in my difficult place.
John writes in John 20:31, “these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
… believing, you may have life in His name.
What an amazing thought!
Yes, when we believe, we have eternal life because of Jesus. But consider the life — the abundant life — we have because of Jesus.
Abundant peace is ours, we have hope in the face of despair, courage in the face of fear, strength in the face of weakness.
The name of Jesus is beyond comprehension.
Will you call upon His name in your difficult place?
You will find Him Faithful and True.
Would you like to know Jesus? I’d love to introduce you to Him. You may contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sweet blessings to you,