Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Advent Thought #17, December 16

Approaching Christmas is a good time to reflect on the names of Jesus.  In the ancient world, names had more personal and contextual meanings, and people often had more than one name.  (Sort of like Russian novels!) Here are a few in the Christmas story.

Immanuel - God with us.
Jesus - savior
Messiah - annointed
Prince of Peace (one we really don't think about much in this violent world)



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