Those who know their geography well might know that the longest place name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki-maungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill. Or they might be aware that the full name of Los Angeles is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, which can be abbreviated to 3.63 percent of its size by simply calling it L.A. But no one can know a subject as well as God knows us.
What's in a name anyway? Well I'm glad that the Bible teaches me that God knows my name. In our spirit, He can call our name, tell us He sees what we are going through, and that He is with us. He can also call our name, and rejoice with us in victories. Someday, because we have accepted what Jesus has done for us, dying for our sins and redeeming us, He will call our name and say, come on in. He will give us a white stone, with a new name written on it. I do not believe that it will be a new name for you and me, but that it will be a new name for Him, a name only known by us. I believe that each name will be different because He means something different to each one of us. It will be His personal and intimate name to each of us.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give eat of the hidden man-na, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Revelation 2:17
May the Lord bless you and your family today, and never forget that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!