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The Power of a Name

You frantically scan the buildings along the street looking for the name of the hospital. Vacation is no time to be sick, but your daughter is running a fever and needs the attention of a physician.  

“There it is!” you comment under your breath. You already feel a sense of relief as you see the blue sign with a white H and a large arrow, the symbol that marks hospitals all over the country.

The relief you experience knowing help is near — that’s the sense we should get when we come before the Lord.   

Throughout the Bible, we see references to the name of the Lord. People speak in the name of the Lord. They risk their lives for the name of the Lord. They give thanks and are baptized in the name of the Lord. When facing a giant named Goliath, David said, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty...” (1 Samuel 17:45).

In Proverbs 18:10, the name of the Lord is called a fortified tower. We find the same safety, comfort and protection in Jesus that we would find in a fortified tower. Jesus is so strong that salvation and eternal life are found in His name alone (Acts 4:12).

A name can be quite powerful, but there is none more powerful than the name of Jesus. Run to Him and find safety. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21).

Reflect:

  • Is there a situation in your life where you are feeling overwhelmed? When was the last time you asked God for help with that situation?
  • What’s one or two ways you can make running to Jesus with your worries or stresses with Him part of your everyday routine?

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