JESUS: The Name above every name

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Paul, the apostle, speaking to the church at Philippi, penned these words; Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11, ESV) 

Today, our nation and world is mourning after another senseless attack upon innocent bystanders in Las Vegas, Nevada; yesterday, Monday, October 2, 2017. We are believing for those injured. We stand with families that are grieving over the loss of loved ones. We send our love to first responders and the countless individuals who are giving their all to provide help.

However, as I reflect over this event, I seem to find myself in a position that longs for the coming of my Lord, Jesus. A sense of desperation, seems almost overwhelming. I can only imagine the pain that many families are facing today. But, then, I am reminded of blind Bartimaeus.
Scripture tells us in the Gospel according to Mark chapter 10 of a blind man who heard of Jesus and began to cry aloud, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me." Those around him tried to silence his plea for help, others had given to him as he begged for help, on the roadside of Jericho. Yet, regardless of how many helped him or how many tried to quiet his appeal; scripture say's, "he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me! Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road."

As a reminder to those who feel blind, helpless, lost, confused, more questions than answers and perhaps hopeless and dazed. Jesus, the name above every name, is calling you! He wants to make you whole today. He wants to know what you need/want from Him. When you don't know what else to say, say the name, JESUS! He will answer your cry and then you can confess that He is Lord!

--Pastor Josh

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