Reflecting on God’s Word …

A New Name …

Isaiah 62:1-5 NLT

[1] Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.

[2] The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by the LORD’s own mouth.

[3] The LORD will hold you in his hand for all to see- a splendid crown in the hand of God.

[4] Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his bride.

[5] Your children will commit themselves to you, O Jerusalem, just as a young man commits himself to his bride. Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.

Reflection

To be given a new name is life changing! People take on new names when their life is going to change in significant way, life changing ways! It’s no light thing!

These verses speak of what God does for His people. He will change their name to His Delight! This is something He does when we come to Him in humbleness of heart for His Spirit to change us. It is also something He will do in the life to come, when we rise with Him. The following video is a bit long but profoundly declares that wonderful truth when one day, we’ll be ultimately transformed by Him! Have a listen and give glory to God!

Video, I Will Rise …