FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK ~ “Your name, Lord, endures forever, your renown, Lord, through all generations.” Psalm 135:13 (NIV). “We live in a day of celebrities. They are all around us. We hold many people in high regard because of their ability to act, sing, compete athletically, and so on. Perhaps they are wealthy, successful in business, or philanthropic. Whatever the case, we esteem these individuals for their status and significance. However, over time, we lose our interest in most celebrities. Their skill, talent, or notoriety declines, and they are soon forgotten.
Yet Jesus Christ will never lose His status. He never wrote a song, and yet there are more songs written about Him than any other person who ever lived. He never wrote a book, and yet the book written about Him has outsold every other book. He never traveled more than 300 miles from the place of His birth, and yet people on every corner of this earth recognize His name. Your calendar is set by His entrance into human history as A.D. In fact, His renown only increases with time even though He has been physically gone from earth for more than 2,000 years.
Although Jesus is the greatest celebrity to ever live, He took the lowest form of humanity. He could have been born in a castle and portrayed Himself as a king, but then so many of us would not have been able to relate to Him. So, He came as a babe who was born in a barn. He was born to poor parents in the midst of a society filled with chaos. The good news of Jesus Christ is that regardless of how low you go, He knows where you have been because He came as a servant, humble and lowly. He came with a passion for His purpose, which was to bring salvation to humanity by taking on the sins of the entire world.” (excerpted from Tony Evans book, “The Power of God’s Names”). Inspired words that begin to describe the renown of Jesus Christ. ~ Blessings, protection and favor to all.