What's In His Name?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Her name was Bethany.

It was such a big deal that her name was Bethany. It still stands out in my mind. I get into names.

She said that God had given her that name.

She said that she had known God intimately, the way I wanted to know Him.

She said that God had taught her to surrender fully and completely.

She said a lot of things.

But she never mentioned the name of Jesus.


Want the rest of the story? I'm guest-posting for @katdish today. Click over to "Hey Look, a Chicken!" to find out how God used my encounter with Bethany to reveal my own incredible need for Jesus.

(Image © Informal Moments Photography)


Bina said...

I commented at katdish's place, but wanted to let you know:
You touched my soul with this.
Thank you...

the Joneses said...

From a purely technical standpoint, I love how you structured this piece.

From a name-enthusiast standpoint, anchoring the story on "Bethany" and "Jesus" and "Kelly" ensures that I'll remember it for a long time.

From a fellow muddling Christian standpoint, there's two heaping handfuls of things to think about in this post.

As usual, you take the mundane and turn it into poetry. I love your point of view. Thanks for posting.

-- SJ

nAncY said...

goin on over...bubye!

Lyla Lindquist said...

nAncY cracks me up. I needed to point that out somewhere.

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