To the one who is victorious, I will also give a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17
And so we fight the good fight,
And we overcome temptations and trials we never dreamed we could.
And somehow we change.
We are different.
And Jesus sees,
though no one else might.
Though everyone else may see the failures,
Jesus sees the hidden victories.
And he gently opens our palms,
and places in them a stone,
which has engraved upon it a new name.
And that new name, I believe,
will astound the one who receives it.
“Moi?” we’ll say in astonishment.
And Jesus will smile, and say,
What will be written on your stone?
It will surprise you.
It will name the victories you have won,
the way your name has changed
without your even being aware of it.
What would I like to be written on mine?
The Loving One, perhaps.
The Gentle One.
Steady, Strong, Unshakable.
Names which would surprise me now.
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Thank you to Emma Scrivener for her meditations on A New Name.
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