Posts Tagged ‘Lord’

  

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.” (Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭1‬ NKJV)

In the northeast corner of Louisiana is a tiny town called Transylvania. Twice a year I pass through this little hamlet on my way to other places. With its boarded up school and a few run down buildings, it all adds to the spooky allure! I look forward to seeing it each time!

And yet the town wasn’t named after Dracula’s domain, but after Transylvania University in Kentucky. The man who founded the town, Dr. W. L. Richards, was an alumni who loved the school and named this town in its honor before the Civil War began. And yet, because of its later vampiric infamy, the goodness of the town’s origin and legacy of its beloved name is lost in the darkness of another’s. 

As you come to church today, consider your own name. It was given to you in the innocence of your beginning. What have you done with it since? Does your name, in other people’s ears, ring with images of the Master or with pictures of darker things? Let your name be so entwined with the Lord’s that they can never be separated but always thought of with honor! You are loved today! 

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ NIV)

During the Civil War, a Union private was being court-martialed for sleeping at his post, resulting in a sentence of death. According to the Great American History group, President Lincoln heard of it and resolved to pardon the soldier. He immediately had it drafted and sent.

On the day of execution, the President wasn’t sure that his order had been processed since there was no reply. So he personally had his carriage take him through the heat and dust to the camp 10 miles away to make sure the soldier was spared! I’m pretty sure that man never forgot where his rescue came from!

Know today that Jesus did the same for you, coming to your rescue at just the right time. Not only does He deliver us from Hell, but also from the daily struggles we encounter. We don’t deserve it, but I gladly receive it! Celebrate your Savior! You are loved!