“In this new year of the Lord that lies before us, there will be a plentiful measure of blood and tears. But, as always, Christ stands with outstretched, nail-scarred hands ready to make every man who responds to him an agent in the dispensation of His healing grace.”
For those of us who did not live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, the context may not be immediately evident.
“I AM WHO I AM,” God told Moses (Exod. 3:14). God has a name. But, unlike ours, his Name perfectly expresses what and who he is. “Jeff” is an arbitrary noise, an arbitrary signature, that has no intrinsic connection to a person who by no means has to exist. “Jeff” expresses nothing.
Our minds at this year’s beginning are focused on him who will make all things new. Blessed be the name of the Lord: Jesus, “The Lord saves!”