Friday, January 27, 2012

No Other Name

...My heart will sing
no other Name
Jesus, Jesus
- Hillsong, Forever Reign

These closing words are rehearsed again and again in my mind. Unmatched joy is found in simply hearing His name, Jesus. What other name could a heart sing? Mine has sung other names, and the Father always draws me back to the name my heart is safe to sing from now until forever. How true and pure is the name of Jesus and what His name means in the lives of those who know Him? Doesn’t it make you long for others to hear the name Jesus, to know and believe what the life, death and resurrection of our glorious Savior means? EVERYTHING. Jesus, Emmanuel, GOD WITH US. What do we lack when the Maker of Heaven and Earth has placed His Spirit to dwell within us, to be with us always? In Psalm 103, David describes the love of the Lord being from everlasting to everlasting. I pray, today, you will find great joy in the one name, Jesus, the name you can sing forever and ever. You are His child and His love is yours from everlasting to everlasting.

Psalm 103
Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.

Praise the LORD, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the LORD, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the LORD, my soul.

Krisha Yanko, Development and Marketing Coordinator

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