The Name

1 Corinthians 10:13 says,  “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Dejected, broken and lost,

Unable to carry my own cross,

My past a hazy whirlwind of fear and shame.

I am who I am but not who I was.

Growing, Crawling, surviving.

I guess I’ll be okay – but I’m only guessing.

And at times I forget the name and find myself in darkness.

One day – I think the name can save me or at least I hope it can.

From my mother’s loins, ancestral crime fatally gripped me.

The primal curse clinging to me, pulling me away from any sort of light.

We were all “born astride a grave” – sentenced to death from the moment you draw your first breath

But now I am who I am but not who I was

I am redeemed. I am saved. I am healed. I am changed.

I am no longer condemned by my past mistakes

I am no longer a slave to the chord of Eve and the apple of Adam.

A being created in his image, I’ve returned to the image of who man once was.

I am who I am, yes who I’ve always been.

The name has saved me and shown me my true identity.

The name has healed me from the fatal wounds of iniquity.

The name has changed me – Sin won’t control me again.

The name has broken the chains that bound me to an everlasting sentence to death.

The name which towered so high above me and engulfed the world that seemed so vast around me.

So now I’m certain, I’m sure, I just know that I’ll be okay.

Jesus. Jesus. Jesus – that is the name.



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