Praise to Jesus, NAME ABOVE NAMES

“There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12 

“Why?” That was the question millennials asked me at a recent conference. Why this… Why that… “I guess that’s why we’re called the Y Generation,” a 29 year old explained. “We want to know why.”

Millennials, also known as the “Y Generation,” are those who were born during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. They’re the children of baby boomers. A characteristic of Generation Y is the desire to know why; rather than accept pat answers. In other words, just because a preacher, teacher, or parent says something, that doesn’t necessarily make it so; in their opinion. So, “Why believe in and follow Jesus?”  Well, there’s a rather good reason, Peter says. Jesus proved to be more than man. People witnessed His crucifixion and death on the cross.  People witnessed His burial. People witnessed His resurrection from the dead three days later. Jesus said He is the way, truth, and life. Peter spelled it out, “there is no other name under heaven that has been given by which we must be saved.” That’s why. It’s why we believe and respond in faith to Jesus. It’s why we repent of our sins. It’s why we gather to worship and praise Him. It’s why we daily think on who He is and commit to live for Him. There is no other name by which we are saved.

Jesus, name above all names, name by which we must be saved, we praise You. Your name is honey on our lips; sweet to our souls.