A rhyme and a riddle
What do we know about Jesus?
Is He Savior and Lord?
If He IS God, that’s important
So why is He largely ignored?
What do you think about Jesus? That’s a good
question. Why don’t we
think about Him more often is perhaps a better
question? And why
doesn’t Hollywood talk about Jesus respectfully
and sincerely as it
does with other religious leaders? Why is the
name of Jesus a curse
word and His followers a joke?
There is hope in that name like in nothing else.
There is power in
that Name when used properly and purposefully; and
it is used in vain. To call out the name of Jesus
without faith is
like having an echo as a best friend; any comfort
In Romans chapter ten Paul stresses the importance
of talking about
Jesus, saying “How then will they call on Him in
whom they have not
believed? How will they believe in Him whom they
have not heard? And
how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will
they preach unless
they are sent? Just as it is written, “How
beautiful are the feet of
those who bring good news of good things!”
Job, as recorded in chapter 42, said ““I have
heard of You by the
hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You…” It
took hearing and
believing to bring Job through those horrific
trials, and hearing and
believing to see. While “Doubting Thomas”
believed in Jesus he wanted
physical proof of the resurrection, to which
Jesus, after showing His
scars to Thomas, said “Because you have seen Me,
have you believed?
Blessed are they who did not see, and yet
Jesus said if we are not ashamed of Him He will
not be ashamed of us
before the Father, so why don’t we use His name?
Hebrews 11 declares
“ Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of
things not seen.” It is not by seeing that we
have faith, but to use
the name of Jesus is a demonstration of faith to
the world and a
message of hope for mankind.
Paul knew this when He spoke to the Corinthians,
saying in Chapter 13,
vs.12 of His first letter to them “For now we see
in a mirror dimly,
but then face to face; now I know in part, but
then I will know fully
just as I also have been fully known.” Faith, by
hearing, will bring
you face to face with Jesus.
The name of Jesus gives us our first glimpse into
faith and hope. For
those outside the faith it raises curiosity and
opens hearts and minds
to the message of the Gospel. Is it any wonder
Satan mocks the Name
and the unbelieving don’t want it spoken in truth?
It’s powerful and
they know it.
The light only hurts the eyes of those who enjoy
the darkness and the
name of Jesus brings light. The name of Jesus
pricks the conscience
of those who dwell in sin; they want that Name
Revelation 3:5 “He who overcomes will thus be
clothed in white
garments; and I will not erase his name from the
book of life, and I
will confess his name before My Father and before
His angels. 6 He who
has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to
Do you have an ear? Jesus says if His name is
important to you, your
name will be important to Him and He will even
tell the Father that
you know His name! There’s power in the Name!
What can you say about Jesus
Just do it for those with an ear
He does not require great oration
Let those who will cherish it hear