Wearing the Name

I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.  Revelation 14:1  WEB

The girl stood out. She was from a distant country. But in a western town where boots and hats were often worn, you could pick out the foreigner in a second. Her dress, her accent, and her manner all gave her away. Yet, the town folk just loved her. They wanted to hear het talk. Everyone wanted to know how she ended up in a backwoods foothill town. They didn´t get tired of hearing her broken English or hearing her play-on-word jokes. Have we ever been where it seemed we had a sign written on our forehead that gave away where we are from?

The soul that is filled with burning love for our Lord and Savior also stands out. These peculiar people may not be the most popular. But the world will see that they are not the same as the rest. One would think that every Christian would be like that. We could easily think that because we call ourselves Christ´s own, the whole world will recognize His mark on our heads. It may be true to some extent. But what God means when He says that some will wear His name, is not just something we call ourselves. It is not even just a set of standards that we live our lives by nor a claim towards a belief. The ones who actually do bear the name of Christ, the ones who have it written on their faces, are those who burn for Him, search for Him, and find Him all around and in us today! These precious few deserve to belong to the King of Kings! Those who would rather give honor and praise to their Savior instead of merely receiving something, they will be seen for who they are. God knows who is truly His. What remains, is for us care for Him enough to see it too!

Dear Lord,

Increase our love for You! Let us seek You in us, in our lives, in our day, so much that we become truly Yours, we pray!

Amen

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