The choice of a child’s name becomes official at the signing and registering of their birth certificate.
The months of mulling over a list of possible names are over; the child’s legal name is in black and white.
After a notary seals the document; the parents store the original copy in a secured place.
And, what will you name the child?
God the Father beamed proudly and proclaimed, “He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b HCSB).”
Imagine a registrar’s predicament; that lengthy name would not fit in the space allotted.
How could God abbreviate glory?
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21 HCSB).”
The name flows with eloquence from called and ordained lips.
Voiced in prayer, all will one day confess the name Jesus Christ. He is Lord!
“… so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow—
of those who are in heaven and on earth
and under the earth—
and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11 HCSB).”