Thursday, August 24, 2006

The bible promises that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

I find it fascinating that, even now, the name of Christ is on the tongues of even those who deny His divinity. His name is used as an expletive and as a curse word. Yet, it is His name that is repeated and heard by these actions. People don't swear by Ghandi. People don't use Mandela as an expletive. They use the name of Jesus Christ.

The very existence of Christ has colored the world from the beginning of time. Heralded as its savior, His birth, life, and death were foretold by prophets for thousands of years before he was born. Now, thousands of years later, the very name of this man permeates our language, our conversation. His name is spoke in love and in hate, in joy and in sorrow, in laughter and in anger. His name moves a multitude to prayer. His name spurs others to war. He comforts and He troubles souls. People fall before Him and are saved at the name of Jesus Christ. People scoff His name and deride Him as the son of God. Yet even the scoffers, the doubters, and those who reject His offer of salvation still speak His name.

Yes, for now, many use His name for other than paean praise. But one day, those cursing and those exclaiming will find themselves humbled to even whisper His name and will savor the taste of His name on their tongues.

None other has ever wielded this power. None other ever will. That is the power of the name of Jesus Christ.

So, while I might finish the expletive of others with the words "is Lord of Heaven and Earth," speaking the Truth they fail to see, I am ever fascinated by the fact that the One they seek to belittle is actually positioned time and time again as bearing the most powerful name on earth.

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