Shining Moments

Jun 5, 2012

Some people want to have guns for protection.

Others trust in their Neighborhood Watch, or the police or another protection service.

But I have discovered something that is better than all of these.

The name of Jesus.

Months ago when all of a sudden our home began to rattle and shake

     and I knew that there was danger.

        I whispered His Name.


Yes, that was the first thought that came to mind.

I was puzzled, scared, confused

        all wrapped into one.

I jumped to protect my girls from whatever was happening.


The One Who promises to always be there for me

“I am with you always…”Matthew 28:20


The One to Whom I ran for protection and safety

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

     I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” Psalms 23:4


Within seconds we raced down the stairs and outside

     where a crowd of neighbors was gathering.

Looking back at our homes we watched

      Holding our breaths

          Holding each other

               But in the midst of the earthquake

                       Jesus was there.

Then all was still.

We waited.


          and then begin to move.

An earthquake people said

My heart was still racing. It took me a long time to quiet.

But I realized again

        the power of saying His Name

           of calling out to the One and Only One

              for help in time of need.

He tells us to come to Him all the time.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

He longs to have a personal relationship with each one of us


     and every minute of the day.

 Whisper His Name.

Right where you are just now.



How precious is that Name.

Truly it is the sweetest Name in all the world.

No matter how you feel

      Say His Name

No matter what you are facing

      Speak His Name

Somehow in His amazing Love He draws near to us when we whisper His Name.

His Name gives us power in the midst of horrible tragedy

                    and unexpected terror

His Name gives us peace as we wait by the bedside of a sick one

 Jesus. Jesus. Jesus

There’s just something about that Name

His Name shines brighter than anything here on earth.

      Lighting the Way for us to know Him.




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