‘Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Why is what we call ourselves so important?” Julie Kagawa, Summer’s Crossing
Reflection: Names are important, aren’t they? When we name our children, we think long and hard. A name reminds us of the person behind the name – their character, their achievements, their reputation, our relationship with them. This verse reminds us that to God’s people, his name is great – He is renowned. Our God is Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ, Emmanuel. He is the one who saves, the anointed one, God with us. His name is great!
Prayer: Lord God, Heavenly KIng, Almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Amen
Take it further: Brainstorm as many names for God and Jesus as you can think of in the Bible. What do each of these names mean, and what do they signify in our relationship with our God?
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Nat Rosner grew up in Sydney, lives in Melbourne and loves both cities! A former lawyer, she’s now a Minister at St Hilary's in Victoria and is passionate about sunshine, summer, sport, reading and local church ministry.
This reflection was originally posted as part of the Winter Warmers series at St Hilary's