found in fashion as a man,
himself, and became obedient unto death,
death of the cross.
also hath highly exalted him,
and given him
a name which is above every name: . . ."
If you were to
select some of the most influential figures
throughout all age, both men and women, who
has affected millions of lives, what names
would be on your list? I would like to believe
that one Name, above every name, would be the
name of Jesus, without exception!
Jesus came down
from His Father's Heavenly Kingdom to live the
life of a common carpenter, to be ridiculed,
mocked, stoned, beaten, and crucified for the
sins of the world. He didn't have to, but He
did! "For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten Son . .
." so that we may have
everlasting life! What an influential Figure!
There is no
argument that anyone elses life had proved
remotely as powerful and enduring as that of
Jesus. So, when this Man, born in an obscure
village over two thousand years ago, declared,
am the light
of the world" and
shall not pass away",
He was making
predictions that history has verified.
undeniably been the world's most influential
Person, but has He impacted your life
personally? Do you put Him in the same class
as other influential figures, or has He
transformed your life? Unlike all other
notable people who have died, Jesus still
remains miraculously alive!
Is Jesus your
Savior and constant Companion? If He isn't, He
can be! Call on His Name in faith and invite
Him into your heart and life today. Then, most
certainly, the Name of Jesus will become to
you, the most precious of names.
"That at the
name of Jesus every knee should bow,
things in heaven, and things
things under the earth;
that every tongue should confess that
to the glory
of God the Father."
The Name above all