Friday, November 5, 2010

What's In A Name?

© 2010 Cizon Sauceda

Who am I that I am called child of God? Who am I that I am, Cizon, loved by God so much that He sent His only begotten son that I should have eternal life? To have my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life is beholden of who I am. I am the child of the Great I Am. A follower of Jesus Christ, who by His shed blood and my repentance, has enabled me to be forever redeemed.

Once upon a time in the city of Clovis, NM there was a family name that when spoken everyone knew who was being referred to: Lovett. There was Troy Lovett and his brother Roy the farmers or Dink Lovett of Lovett Boat and Motor. Troy Lovett, a community leader, who was active in Farm Bureau, Production Credit and owner of land in the Pleasant Hill region. He was a fine farmer and owner of T. L. Farms. Once upon a time, there was Mr. Troy Lovett the Baptist, the Deacon, the Lay Witness Leader and his precious wife Nell. It is odd how a family name can quietly appear and then disappear into the annals of history. The Lovett’s are for the most part gone from Clovis. To think that between 25 - 80 years ago this prominent, faithful, God-fearing family was widely known in Curry County, New Mexico and West Texas but today is just a memory in the minds of those who knew and loved them best.

What is in a name? God gave his son, Jesus. Jesus is the anointed one, Christ. He is to the Jewish people a Prophet and to the saved the Son of God. He is the Lord, a teacher to those who follow. He is also the son of man, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, the King of the Jews, the King of Kings and the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God, slain, in order that believers will have salvation and have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. My God is Jehovah-jireh, my provider. Jehovah Nissi, my banner. Jehovah Rohi, my shepherd. Jehovah Rapha, my healer. Jehovah Shalom, the Lord is peace. Jehovah Tsidkenu, the Lord our righteousness.

The Great I Am knows and loves you best. Because he loves, you come unto him and know you belong in him. Only through God will the voids that dwell upon your soul be filled. Trust in God and lean not on your own understanding because as you leave your footprint in time it too will disappear and you will be a memory in the minds of loved ones but most importantly, you will forever be called a child of God. To be called a child of God with eternal salvation is the greatest name that one can be called. In the end we are but dust blown away and what is left is eternal. Are you called Child of God?