"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." William Shakespeare
I've been called a lot of names in my lifetime, mostly calling myself names, none of them good. Names like "Bad", "Stupid", "Worthless", "Idiot", "Damaged". You get the picture.
The other day I ran across Isaiah 62:2-4 and God spoke to me through these verses. They say "And you will be given a new name by the Lord's own mouth. The Lord will hold you in His hand for all to see-a splendid crown in the hand of God. Never again will you be called "The Forsaken City" or "The Desolate Land." Your new name will be "The City of God's Delight" and "The Bride of God".
Imagine! Jesus (Son of God, Word, Lamb of God, Savior, Author of Life, Alpha and Omega, King of Kings, Bright Morning Star, Immanuel, Prince of Peace, Mighty God-you get the picture) loved me enough to die on the cross for my sins and God has
given me a new name. The new name He has given me shows that
He delights in me and that He sees me as His innnocent bride. Imagine!