What’s in a name? When your parents named you they probably wanted to communicate something about your roots. Or perhaps the hopes they shared for you. Or maybe they just liked your name. 🙂
When the Father named His Son, the Name Jesus was His human name. Today Burnadette and I are reviewing Names that preceded the Name Jesus (Name “above all Names” – Philippians 2:10). Isaiah (one of the prophets who spoke often of the coming of the Deliverer/the Messiah) gives us sweeping insight into the identity of the Son within the heart and plan of God. We turn to Isaiah 9 for help.
It is difficult to imagine that the Son has always existed. Though He “proceeded” from the Father, this occurred outside of time within never-ending eternity. Not only is God Jesus’ Father – He is the Father of all living things. Bottom line: God identifies Himself as “I AM.” Where does Jesus fit within such greatness?!
Let’s take a look!