Pilgrim’s Keyboard

January 7, 2009

Jesus – His Name … His Mission … His Purpose

Filed under: Bruce — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:10 am

Matthew 1:21
She shall bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. [NASB]

What’s in a name? It is our tag from the cradle to the grave. It is what we use for recognition on our titles and deeds. It is our statement to others through our introductions or signature in life.

Parents labor for months choosing “just the right name” for their soon born child. Individuals long for a reputation associated only with a good name and distance themselves from a bad name. Even our “headstones” define who we were – had hoped to be – and ended up as – left only with our names etched for all to read.

But of all the individuals in this world from the past – present today – and those to come, there is no one, again no one whose name is more important to us than that of the name of Jesus.
In this name we are saved – delivered from the penalty of our sins and kept for all eternity – only in His name.


John Newton wrote: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

“How sweet the name of Jesus sounds – In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, – And drives away his fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole – And calms the troubled breast;
Tis manna to the hungry soul – And to the weary rest.
Dear name! the rock on which I build, – My shield and hiding place;
My never failing treasure, filled – With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend, – My Prophet, Priest and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, – Accept the praise I bring.”


There should be no sweeter sound to your ears, than Jesus. There should be no other name to proceed from your heart, than Jesus. There should be no louder cry from your lips to God, than Jesus.

My sinner friend – Come to Him today and He will give you rest – Matthew 11:28.



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