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”
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.