Christ as Clavis David (Key of David)
Isaiah 22:22, Isaiah 9:6
Five more days; are you feeling the push to get it all done? Not only to get it all done, but to get it all done perfectly Pin-worthy? Or have you just thrown up your hands, said “It is what it is. I can’t do anymore. I have nothing left to give.”
This time of year, we may call people lots of names:
Jerk…who took my parking spot at the mall
Grump…behind the cash register
nosy…kids looking high and low for gifts
STOP! When those names are on the tip of your tongue ready to fall out, spew out or only muttered through clenched teeth—Replace them with the names of Christ:
Father of the World to Come
Prince of Peace
No, we do not call the hot head in the mall parking lot “Father of the World to Come.” We call on Jesus, “Father of the World to Come.”
Stressful family situations, married tension, demanding bosses, and over eager kids, these can be a distraction to God. The more time we spend thinking about, talking about, complaining about everyone on that list, the less time we spend with the Prince of Peace. Let’s not waste our time. Let’s replace out time.
Just saying those holy names, especially slowly and out loud, well, it’s bound to lower anxiety and probably blood pressure.