Isaiah 62, Colossians 1
What’s in a name?
People adopt names for use on the Internet sometimes.
Change of name at marriage
when a pet becomes a family member
the chair with a name
How does this re-naming happen?
God has loved his world, his creation, the people he created.
separated by sin
By his coming as a human, Jesus, God the Son, we are confronted with
Immanuel, God with us
Jesus, the deliverer
Messiah, the anointed one
As we trust in Jesus, he adopts us. We become
married - taken to his side
holy - set apart
redeemed - bought back from destruction
reconciled - put into a right relationship
What’s your name?
Lord, take us who were not your people and make us see our name, our identity, our hope in you. Flood our world with the hope that you give, the adoption as your children, our eternal destiny.