What’s in a name? A picture of grace, the sound of wonder, a mama’s last breath, a baby’s first cry, the Word of the Savior, the Love of Our God…so much is in a name. Have you ever thought about your name? The name your parents gave you, the name a friend gave you, the name your great aunt gave to you, the name a hurtful hurting person gave you? These names have defined you here on this earth: Kristen, KP, Krissy, used, not worthy, not worth it, waste…..
The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the Lord will name. Isaiah 62:2
Have you ever thought your name could change? You can be redefined! You are never what someone calls you, you are only what the Eyes of your Savior sees! You are His Child, and in Him you have Hope. This Hope brings about Joy!
Joy, a 3 letter Word that is filled with more power than Supercalifragilisticexpealidosious! Joy gets you up in the morning, fills you with energy throughout your day, brings you light in the evening, and gives others a taste of the Exuberant Power of God. Joy gets you past the tough stuff, makes your BIG things so small, allows you to blow off the road rage, and brings you a smile after the crash. Joy allows you to look beyond the shortcomings of others, allows you to believe in LIFE after death, lets you laugh at your own shortcomings, and lives to tell the story of your past. Joy is the gift of God’s ever-flowing, overflowing, unconditional LOVE.
This LOVE, God’s Love, looks at your name and sees Joy!