What does your name mean to you? What does it do? It identifies you…it is unique to you and who you are. Names represent who you are. My name is Christopher. That name stands for me as a person.
Have you heard the song by Matthew West called, “Hello, my name is….?” It’s a powerful song that uses names for things that describe us, and then the song changes direction. Early on, it says, “Hello, my name is regret.” “Hello, my name is defeat.” And then it changes to, “Hello, my name is child of the one true King.” As Christians, we cannot let ourselves be defined by the world or the negative things we are. Don’t get me wrong- I have tons of things I need to work on, but God values us and has done too much for us to drag our value through the dirt.
So, what does God say about us? Some of the following verses might only apply to those who are saved, but if you haven’t accepted Christ and want proof that He loves you, check out John 3:16-
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.- Psalm 139:14
I am His treasured possession. – Deuteronomy 7:6
I am a child of God -John 1:12
I have been justified and redeemed- Romans 3:24
I have been set free from the law of sin- Romans 8:2
I have been brought near to God by Christ’s blood – Ephesians 2:13
God’s love and value for humans is also clear throughout the principles in Scripture. He sent His Son to die for us. To die
One more verse to share. God created all living things, and then created humans. He gave humans dominion over animals (Genesis 1:28) so even though He loves all of His creation, we are even more dear to Him than animals and everything else He created.
Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them…”
Genesis 2:7 says, “Then The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Your name matters. Your name as a believer is not “shame”, “abandoned”, or “misery.” Your name is: “Child of the one true KING. Jesus didn’t die for the animals. He died for us.