Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's in a Name?

"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!


  1. So beautiful Peggy. You have such a beautiful heart and from the little picture I see on your profile, you appear to be a lovely woman both outside and in.

    Have a lovely evening!

  2. And when God loves me that much, why do I struggle to accept and live in that love!

    Thanks for the reminder!

  3. God said it and it is so. Have a good day, "God's delight!"

  4. I can't read Psalm 139 without knowing He had me squarely in His sights long before I was even formed; long before sunlight or darkness would impact my life; long before I'd stumble (many a time). He called me anyway. He knew my name, and He knew I'd come. He knew yours too. Together we sing a new song, and we wear our new names as Crowns of Glory.