The young married couple discover a baby is to be born to them. What will we name him? Will it be a him or a her? What are our hopes for this child? What kind of work will this child do? And the questions continue to pile up.
Joseph and Mary had the most important questions answered from the beginning.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:21.
And she shall bring forth a son…
He would be the way to the Father:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isa. 30:21.
“..Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34.
…and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
He would be the truth, the revelation of God the Father.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am…the truth…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth…And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:14,16-18.
“Jesus saith unto him …he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then Shew us the Father?” John 14:9.
“Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
…for he shall save his people from their sins.
He is the life.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am…the life…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 5:21
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1Cor. 15:20-22.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:7.
You know the way: His name is Jesus. Follow Him.
You know the truth: His name is Jesus. Believe Him.
You know the life: His name is Jesus. Receive Him.
What does your name mean? Is there a special reason you were given that name?
My name means lady and I was named after my Dad and my Granny. both were special people in my life.
What name of Jesus speaks to your life today?
For me, He is my Great Shepherd. But before that He had to be Jesus and save me from my sins. So much in one name.