Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Power in a name?

Last week, I was making peanut butter fudge, and my phone started ringing. Since I was in the middle of making fudge, I couldn’t answer my phone (and risk messing up the fudge). But, when I was able to check my phone, I had numerous missed calls as well as a couple of voicemails. It turned out that a judge needed to get in touch with me about one of my cases. But, the judge did not have my phone number. So, she had to get other people to call me. That made me think about the direct connection I have to Jesus. I don’t have to depend on anyone else to “call” him for me. I can simply speak his name. If we could grasp this, we may surprise ourselves at the obstacles that we are able to overcome without ever feeling oppressed.
Something else that has been rolling around in my head over the past week or so is a song that Jeremiah Yocom sings. The song is titled “He Knows My Name.” It says:

He counts the stars one and all
He knows how much sand is on the shore
He sees every sparrow that falls
He made the mountains and the sea
He’s in control of everything
All creatures great and small

And He knows my name
Every step that I take
Every move that I make
Every tear that I cry
He knows my name
When I’m overwhelmed by the pain
I can’t see the light of day
I know I’ll be just fine
‘Cause He knows my name

I don’t know what tomorrow may bring
I can’t tell you what’s in store
I don’t know a lot of things
I don’t have all the answers to the questions of life
But I know in whom I have believed

Think about your favorite famous actor or singer/musician. Imagine how star-struck you would be if you saw him/her in person. Then, what if they knew you by name? Wouldn’t you go weak in the knees? Have you considered that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords knows you personally? He knows the number of hairs on your head. He longs for a meaningful relationship with you. But, as we all know, the key to a healthy relationship is communication. I want my relationship with Him to be all it can be. I want to be confident that He knows my innermost thoughts, concerns, disappointments, and satisfactions.


  1. Love this, Leah! He's name is full of power and that's also the number one reason it's hated. Have you ever noticed how people react at just the mention of it.

    The most precious name I know and it can cause a heart to humble and be filled with peace and salvation. But it also stirs up anger in those you hate our Lord. Just speaking the name of Jesus evokes emotion on both ends of the spectrum. That's how we know and can see with our own eyes the power that's in His name.

    Blessed be the man that walks upright in the name of Jesus!

  2. Wonderful blog Leah. I am so glad we don't have to go through anyone else to reach Jesus. Some people act like it's so hard to reach him but just like you said all we have to do is speak his name and he hears us. So many times people think Jesus leaves them and in all honesty we leave him and if we go back to the place we left him, we'll find him. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing.