Thought for the day

Names these days are a  matter of fashion and  personal choice.They  don’t represent the character of the bearer. My name comes from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music.It was said her singing was so beautiful that angels came down to listen.  My singing was never good and now makes my granddaughter laugh!
Names in  the bible do usually represent character. God has many names in the Old Testament that show us what He is like, but we have only really known what God is like since Jesus came.

Philip said,    “Show us the Father “
Jesus answered,  “Don’t you know me  Philip, even after I have been among you for such a long time?  Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father “
John 14.  8 & 9.

When we read the gospels we see in Jesus  what God is like  because  Jesus is God.

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and  the exact representation of His being”
Heb.1.  3.

Perhaps the  most important name of  God is Father. Jesus said to Mary Magdalene  after the Resurrection,

 “ I am  returning to My Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”
John 20, 17.

How wonderful that the great and powerful God is our  Father, and we worship Him not only for His greatness, but for His amazing love and  commitment to us His children.
How we long  for  our friends and neighbours to know our Father God. Let’s  keep  asking Him to send  Revival on our land again. That may look very different to previous Revivals, because our Father God is doing new things.

Shelia

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