Saturday, December 21, 2019

Nehemiah 8:1-18; Zechariah 4:1-14; Revelation 13:1-18

And thou shalt call his name Jesus. Matthew 1:21
And they shall call his name Emmanuel…God with us. Matthew 1:23

Over several years, our children listed more than fifty ways that our family surname was incorrectly spelled. Regardless of its spelling, so far as we know, our name bears no special significance. However, the names referring to our Lord Jesus Christ in the above texts are most meaningful. Jesus (Jehovah is salvation) indicates the mission of His first advent. Emmanuel (God with us) refers to His intimacy with those He came to save. He came to be both a Saviour and a Shepherd. —Curtis Thigpen

There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth. —Frederick Whitfield