“God also said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.’”
“Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…’”
“I will also give each of them a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”
Gentle Father, you created each of your children to reflect your image as uniquely as a fingerprint.
Though the world labels us by a distortion of our God-given nature, you bestow on us a name we have yet to become. The barren you call Blessed, the failure you call Fortress.
Take our untrue titles and christen us anew. Whisper the heavenly name in our ear that we will one day fully know.
We ask this because of Jesus Christ, who took the slander we are called by and gave us his high and holy name.
Listen to ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name‘ by Jaron and Katherine Kamin