What’s in a name?

15:33 20 December 2012

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

Archant

A Christmas thought...

Names tell us lots about people – giving clues to where they come from, what their background is, what their parents were keen on when they were born. They give a family link and an identity. Names are important.

And Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at this time, has many names used about and for him in the Bible – all of which remind us of how important he was and is. Among the names and titles Jesus was and is given we hear some of these in the stories of Christmastime: Prince of Peace, Mighty God. Messiah (the Chosen One), King of Kings, Light of the World, Son of God, Son of Man, The Logos (Word of God), Lord, Holy One – and there are plenty more.

Even the name ‘Jesus’ (or Joshua/Yeshua) means ‘God Saves’; he is God’s gift to us to bring us life.

Greatest. Present. Ever.

Happy Christmas!

0 comments

Other News Stories

32 minutes ago
Seaton NatWest Bank - set to close in March. Photo Chris Carson

Campaigners say replacing NatWest branch with a mobile unit for an hour once a week is “wholly inadequate”

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Author Graham Hurley

Acclaimed crime writer Graham Hurley is giving a talk in Lympstone this week.

Read more
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Exmouth in action at Chard

It has been an eventful rugby week for yours truly with both my teams winning on the road.

Read more
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Exeter City - East Devon Grecians

With three successive defeats prior to last weekend, City’s previous recent run of good form had surprisingly stuttered to a halt, writes Gareth Hughes.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition

Honiton's trusted business finder