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Sep 5, 2012

The severity of a child’s crime is directly linked to the number of syllables used by their mother when she uncovers their misdeed. Every child instinctively understands this. It’s an integral component of the human DNA.
When Chris becomes Christopher, he knows he’s got some explaining to do. His mind kicks into overdrive. He’s got a 50/50 chance to convince his Mom of his innocence.
When Christopher becomes Christopher Ryan, a mild panic sets in. Sweat beads his brow and his shoulders hunch. Eyes dart between the nearest exits as several dire scenarios scramble around his head. He may briefly consider throwing himself on the mercy of Dad.
When Christopher Ryan becomes Christopher Ryan Jameson. . .he bolts out the back door.
Mothers hold the power of our names in this world. As a child, we learn to dread the sound of our full name. They use that power to shape and mold us into men and woman of character. No matter how often we resist.
Jesus holds the power of our names for eternity. Through Him – if we have accepted Him as our Savior – we gain entrance to the kingdom of God.  He is the one who will speak our names to God the Father on that appointed day. Revelation 3:5 gives us this promise. “I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” 
On that day there will be no dread. Our names will ring like music in our ears. Our joy will know no bounds. We won’t be bolting out the back door!

3 comments:

Gail S. said...

Great article Pegg.

Melissa said...

Love it! :)

by Pegg Thomas said...

Thanks! I just sold this to a church publication. I probably shouldn't say which one. :)