Monday, February 14, 2011

It Gives Me Chills...

If you’re in Christ, he’s given you a new name (Rev. 2:17), a name you’ve never heard and that wouldn’t make sense to you right now. It would be like yelling “Timothy Moore” in the halls of an orphanage when he was an infant. But you’ll get used to it. Other re-names, like Israel and Abraham and Peter and Paul didn’t make sense either, at first.

More important than your name, however, is hearing it called out by One you’ve come to know, or rather who has come to know you. When you see him for the first time face-to-face, when your legal adoption is fully realized, the Spirit within you will cry out, “Abba! Father!” And you’ll hear another voice, louder than all the others, cry the same thing. You’ll turn to see him, the Messiah of Israel, the Emperor of the universe, Jesus of Nazareth. And you’ll call him “brother.”
-Adopted for Life by Russell D Moore

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll fall on my face and call Him "LORD."