The name of Jesus is so very precious to those who follow Him. His name is full of incredible power and indescribable peace. At the mention of His name there is salvation, healing, restoration and freedom. His name tears down strongholds, builds up fortresses and obliterates the enemy, all the while filling us with comfort, love and strength. The name of Jesus is the most important name we will ever speak!
The person of Jesus on earth was one like no other. As part of our blessed Trinity, he left His home in heaven above to come to this planet as a baby child, to grow and learn and experience all that this temporal life affords, in order to fully understand our humanity, ultimately surrendering His life for us. He walked with us, He talked with us, He hurt with us, He laughed with us, He cried with us. He healed us, He helped us, He cared for us, He guided us, He challenged us. All of this with a gentle spirit, a loving hand and open arms. He was resolute in His purpose and willing to give His life as sacrifice for us.
Matthew 12:18-21, in reference to the word of the Father in Isaiah speaks to the character of Jesus, His Son, this way;
“Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen. He is my Beloved, who pleases me. I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not fight or shout or raise His voice in public. He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally, He will cause justice to be victorious.
AND HIS NAME WILL BE THE HOPE OF ALL THE WORLD.”
Webster’s defines hope as, “a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust.” When we come to know the name and person of Jesus in our lives that feeling of expectation and trust grows exponentially and we look forward, with great desire, for the day of His return. Hope wells up within us and we feel as though we could conquer this world. And we can, because Jesus is HOPE!
We have such a blessed assurance in all our todays and all our tomorrows. We have so much to live for now and look forward to in eternity! No matter where we have come from in this life, no matter what we face in the days to come, there is always hope, because our Lord and Saviour is HOPE. He is alive and well!
D’Anne Mullin lives in Windsor, ON with her husband Kevin and two teenage boys Jeremey and Mitchell; the three men who have stolen her heart! She loves being a wife and mother, holding very dear times spent together as a family. Together, Kevin and D’Anne have been in active pastoral ministry for most of their 21 married years and she loves to lead people in worship through music. She has worked with young children and their families for 20 plus years in the field of Early Childhood Education in many capacities. In her spare time D’Anne enjoys reading, exercising and the occasional Netflix binge with her menfolk.