What’s in a name?

Sunday night I was talking with one of our young people about literature and he told me that he had read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. I was thinking about that play in light of Sunday’s sermon in which I preached about how the Good Shepherd “knows your name.” Shakespeare but these words in the mouth of Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” The very idea that God knows my name and God knows your name is one of the sweetest things I know. I hope you will bask in that truth today – and live accordingly!