So I’ve been watching this intriguing show lately. It’s called The Imposters. The basic premise is a young lady who marries people under an assumed name and then leaves them after taking all their money. She’s known as Eva, Alice, CeCe and Saffron.. and who knows how many other names before then. To the person affected the names used mattered.
I found myself feeling sorry for the people that she’s conned. Imaging myself falling in love and then having that love betray me. Not a good thing at all.
Over the course of the series, I am starting to feel sorry for this young lady of many names. Caught in a game that cons people out of their hard-earned money. Pretending to love them in order to do so. BUT NOW… she’s in love and having to treat that love just like any other mark. She wants to get out of the game but finds that she can’t. Her very life will be at risk… and I feel sorry for her.
I shouldn’t. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. A con-man is a con-man (or con-woman). And yet…there I am, rooting for her to find a way. To find a way to get past this constant change in name and decide to settle on her own name and an honest way of living.
As I ponder this incongruity I think about how God has tons of names, when the lad was younger we studied the different names of God. We made a double sided plaque for the wall with all the names we found.
The thing is… God’s names mean something.
Jehovah-Jireh : My Provider El Shaddai : Lord God Almighty Jehovah-Nissi :mThe Lord my Banner El-Elyon : The Most High God Jehovah-Raah : The Lord my Shephrd El-Olam : The Everlasting God The list could go on and on Showing us who Christ is, in the names he bears. Showing us who God is, in the names he bears Showing us who the Holy Spirit is, In the names he bears. Names matter. The name of God matters. Elohim, Redeemer, Saviour, Spirit of Wisdom. No Con Just names that describe. Names show
Names matter Names help us glorify God.
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