Your name is like perfume poured out.
(Song of Solomon 1:3 niv)
Today, you have celebrated the birth of Christ. Let’s take another look at why the name of Jesus is precious.
First, crucially, His name is the source of our salvation.
“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Undeniably, the name of Jesus is supreme.
No other name is recognized like the name of Jesus.
To our great comfort, Jesus’ name is strong and secure.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe. (Prov. 18:10 nkjv)
Nancy Wolgetmuth tells us why the name of Jesus is so sweet:
And joy of joys, the name of Jesus is always sweet. Though it is saving in power, supreme in rank, strong in reliable protection, and totally secure in its endless duration, the name of Jesus remains sweet and delicious on the lips, soothing and peaceful on the heart. His name is indeed “like perfume poured out.” And I hope the scent is evident at every turn in your home or wherever you may find yourself on this Christmas Day.
John Newton (1725–1827), the British slave-trader turned Jesus lover and pastor is best known for penning the hymn “Amazing Grace.” Another of his hymns, though not a carol, expresses what’s on my mind as we close this brief moment together today.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds And drives away his fear.
Dear name! the rock on which I build, My shield and hiding place,
My never-failing treasury, filled With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend, My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, Accept the praise I bring.
I pray you have had a blessed Advent season and a glorious Christmas day!
This should finish out your Advent 2019 kit, “Away In A Manger.” I hope you have enjoyed it! I would love for you to share any Layouts from this kit!