No Other Name

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Philippians 2:5–11 (NIV)
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death–even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

by Louie Giglio

REFLECTION
Christmas led to the Cross, and on both days Jesus accomplished what no one else could. There is no one like Him—no other name even comes close. No fame on this earth should be mentioned in the same sentence with His. He is Supreme. Stellar. Significant. Sturdy. He stands the test of time . . . and then some.

Jesus has the Name that makes demons tremble. The Name that vanquishes death. The Name that breaks iron bars. The Name that sets prisoners free. Jesus is the highest, the most honorable. Jesus alone is holy. He trumps everything and everyone. And anyone who thinks differently is a fool for doing so. The Name of Jesus awakens the dead and gives them life. His Name awakens the dawn and ushers in nightfall.

And this Name, like no other name, He has given to all who believe in Him. All who call on the name of Jesus, will be saved.

Waiting Here for You

MEDITATION
O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant;
O come ye; O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come, and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels!
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
Christ, the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels;
Sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest!
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
Christ, the Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
Christ, the Lord!

Written by John Francis Wade, 1711–1786
Translated by Frederick Oakeley
Stanzas 1, 3, 4

PRAYER
Father, thank You for the Name of Jesus. Jesus, there is no other name like Yours. You humbly came and laid Your life down. Now You are exalted to the highest place of all. I bend my knees to You today. Your Name alone sets me free. I want my life and breath to make much of the Name that is greater than all others. Amen.

Excerpt from Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope by Louie Giglio.

Louie GiglioLouie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the founder of Passion Conferences, a global movement uniting university students to live for the fame of Jesus. With a desire to elevate God’s glory above all else, Louie has also authored The Air I Breathe, I Am Not, But I Know I Am, and Indescribable, which was co-authored with Grammy Award winner, Matt Redman. Louie and his wife, Shelley, live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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