Second Congregational Church of Derby, CT


What's In A Name?

Hello, my name is Marsha taken from Mark which means, "Brave."  By what name do you go by?

Don't you feel special when someone calls you by your name whether in a conversation or at a professional office?  I love it when Pastor Larry calls us by name and uses our names in his sermons.  It feels like he is not only talking to his congregation but to me directly because he really is.
I love it that our great Lord and Savior Jesus, knows each and every one of us by name.  How special is that?  When I am praising and worshipping and thanking God here are some of my most precious names for my Savior: The Great I Am, Wonderful Counselor, Healer, Redeemer, Holy One, Majesty, Prince of Peace, Immanuel, Lamb of God, Light of the World.  What are some of your names for your Lord Jesus?

I was in two professional offices recently where they had my chart and knew my name but decided to call me "hon", short for honey.  I was taken aback, because I too work in a professional office and know my patients names.  It made me very conscious to use their names before and during their visits.  I, too wanted them to feel special and cared for

Thank you Jesus that you know my name and call me to "follow you."