Lingering Labels

Lingering Labels

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:24 Yesterday, we talked about how God’s names for us never waver or change, no matter how many seasons we go through or how many identifiers the world gives us. Today, I want to continue exploring this theme by looking at the power of labels. I know I’ve shared this story before, but when I was in high school, I used to play basketball with a group of guys, and when one of them turned sixteen, his dad randomly bought him some shares of stock in Nike. It’s not that he had a particular interest in the stock market or that he knew anything about finance, it’s simply that he liked to play basketball. That said, the gesture definitely got his attention (and ours), and from that time, we started calling him “Wall Street,”

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