She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus,
because He will save His people from their sins.
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him
Immanuel’ (which means “God with us”) (Mk 1:21-23).
Before He was born His name was already prepared by God;
a name of honor and authority;
a name that saves.
The angel was God’s messenger, passing the name given from heaven to earth—
from the throne room of God to Joseph’s ear.
God with us.
Not just one name . . . but two;
Because of all He came to do, not just one would do.
Selected by a Father who knew Him;
Befitting of both Who He is and what He would do.
It’s a name that reveals identity;
For wrapped in His name is power . . . and grace.
A name, at its very mention
Brings peace, comfort . . . strength.
He is the God with us who saves;
His is the name above all names.
By what name do you know Him—
According to what He has done for you?
There are many fitting names to choose from;
I pray you know Him as Friend.