A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
How important is a name? When Moses first met God, out in the desert in a burning bush, Moses asked God, "What is your name?" God answered, "My name is 'I AM WHO I AM. Tell the Israelites 'I AM' has sent me to you."
When Jesus came, he knew how important it is for us to know his name. That's why he gave us word pictures to help us know more about the name of Jesus. Here are some of his descriptions. Jesus said,
"I am the Bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)
"I am the gate for the sheep; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture." (John 10: 9)
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (John 10: 11)
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies." (John 11: 25)
Jesus is our Savior. He brings us into God's presence. God looks at us through Jesus and sees us as His wonderful children made perfect in Jesus. May God's name be praised today!