Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
👉🏽 What is His name, and what is His Son’s name?
👉🏽 Surely you know!
[Pro 30:4, Rf also John 1:1-5]

❇️ For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
[Is 9:6]

❇️ She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
[Mat 1:21]

[Luke 18:18-23] we read of Jesus’ encounter with the Rich Ruler. He took Jesus’ words as recommendations -rather than as the immutable Word of the Living God. He heard, but didn’t shâma‛…

[Luke 19:10] we read of Zacchaeus who was so eager to know Jesus that he was willing to lay aside his dignity & climb a tree. He was willing to give up his wealth to gain relationship with Jesus.

Difference: The Rich Ruler called Jesus, Good Teacher … BUT… Zacchaeus called Jesus, Lord. The Ruler went away empty, and Zacchaeus found salvation (Yeshua)

It reminded me of a song sung by Carman, Bill & Gloria Gaither:
Some named Him a prophet,
a man with a purpose
And some say He’s just history
Some named Him teacher,
but few ever realized
His True identity
Some named Him devil
because of His powers
You see, they just could not understand
Some named Him blasphemer,
’cause they refused
To accept Him as more than just a man
His name is Master,
Saviour, Lion of Judah
Blessed Prince of Peace
Shepherd, Fortress,
Rock of Salvation,
Lamb of God is He
Son of David,
King of the Ages,
Eternal Life
Holy Lord of Glory,
His name is LIFE

Christmas reminds us that God the Son, laid aside His Glory to raise US to glory, that He came to die so that we might have life…

💞 And He did it, to redeem us to be “His Bride”, bound with Him in an eternal covenant of love and faithfulness >> that we might spend eternity with Him.

💍 “And in that day, declares the LORD, you will call Me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call Me ‘My Baal.’
[Hosea 2:16]

🤔 What do you call Jesus?
Lord Jesus, awesome King of Kings, Lord of Glory, tender Shepherd, who am I that You should know my name, and grant me dignity by calling me by name. When I think of earthly rulers who get offended if they are not given fancy titles, it amazes me that You invite us to intimacy and fellowship and give us freedom to call You by Your Name… Precious Gift! Sweet name! Amen.