My Favorite Name

Yesterday at the Easter service, we watched a video clip that listed several titles used for Jesus. Some of the titles included:

The Way, the Truth, the Light

Redeemer

Savior

I Am

Emmanuel

Friend

Bride Groom

Alpha and Omega

Bread of Life

Good Sheppard

Beginning and the End

Lord of Lord

Deliverer

Rock

Lamb of God

Prince of Peace

True Vine

At the end of the service, we were challenged to think about our favorite title for Jesus. Immediately I thought “Redeemer” was my favorite, but later in the day I started thinking about other favorites. Between Easter dinner, egg hunts, and launching rockets (my husband’s family tradition on Easter), I thought about the titles that we use to describe or talk about Jesus, the Lord and Savior of each one of us. I googled “titles for Jesus.” Did you know that there are over 200 names for Jesus in the Old and New Testaments? I had no idea.

Daniel 7:13-14; Mark 14:63; John 5:27 all reference Him as “Son of Man,” while Luke 1:35; John 1: 14; John 1:49 reference Him as “Son of God.” Revelation 19:12-13 denotes Him as “Word of God.” In Acts 10:42 and 2 Timothy 4:8, Jesus is referred to as “Judge.” John 1:1 and 1 John 5:7-8 state His title as “Word.” These are just a few more titles that weren’t on the initial list. Apparently there are dozens more to contemplate.

The more and more I have thought about it, the harder and harder it has been to narrow it down to a favorite. I love the definition and implication behind every title. I love that each title speaks to a different part of my heart, my soul, and my life. I want them all as my favorite. Perhaps the name “Jesus” is enough to capture all of those titles in one word.

What is your favorite name for Jesus?

~Emily

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