June 30, 2020

What’s in a Name?

“The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.” – Isaiah 62:6 About ten years ago, I came to a point of crisis because of my many different names. Let me explain. Of course, my official name is Robert — that was my grandfather’s name, it’s my dad’s name and it’s mine as well. Accordingly, that’s what’s on my driver’s license and what I get called if I go to the hospital, but that’s about it; it’s a bit formal for everyday use. Since my dad used to be called Bob when he was young, I was nicknamed Bobby, and that was the name I was known by from childhood until I went away to college. I wanted to be called something a little more manly as I walked the halls of

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