Names are very important.
This month we hear the names read in church of all those from the village, who died in World War 1 and World War 2. We see their names as we walk round the village, along with those of other notable people who have died. Having a road named in honour of one is a way to keep memories alive.
Parents often spend a long time choosing the names of their children. Sometimes it is a popular one, and teachers have a problem when there are several children with the same name.
In one year that I was in there were five Audreys. We sat all together, and when the teacher said our name no-one took any notice as it could have been any one of us, and we waited for a different Audrey to answer.
My husband had five names and, when small, was not called by any of them. When he went to boarding school aged six he was amazed to find he had all those names.
Jesus is called by many names and in different ways…..Lord,
King, Master, Rabbi, Prince of Peace, the Light of the World,
Messiah, Saviour, Friend, and many more. Jesus has no trouble responding to any of these names. However we address Him he is always ready to listen to us. He does not need to be harangued, just talked to. He knows our inmost thoughts and needs, and we should listen in our hearts to His response.
May we all receive Jesus blessing ,