Written Name

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I always wanted my name to be written on sandy beaches. I have never visited Mombasa-Kenya, still on my bucket list, but most people in my circles have been there and they keep rubbing it on my face. One thing they always do is write their names on the sand, something I had always wanted. They would then post on social media or send the photos to me; Oh, I wanted that so bad, it made one look like a star! Like they are starring in a movie! Well I have now done it even on snow, and on other beaches, not necessarily in Mombasa. That feeling is overrated, I expected some magic, some feeling, some excitement, but it did not happen. When my husband writes my name and sends me it feels so nice, but when I do it myself, it does not have a great impact.

Last December I saw people ask on social media ‘who is in Mombasa, please write my name on sand and send me! I need to floss!’ it was a funny joke, but reminded me of the times I really wanted my name to be written on sand. Then I realized that it does not stay on the sand permanently, and even when writing your own name, it might not be as satisfying as social media depicts. It however brings forth a temporary feel of satisfaction, before your name is replaced by some else’s or washed away by the waters. Maybe your desire is for your name to be on the graduation list, or on the cover of a book, or in a magazine, or on an office door. Well, maybe you already have your name written everywhere around you and it brings you joy to be recognized. But there’s a place we should all desire our names to be written.

The Lamb’s book of life: Yes, in Revelation 20:15 it is evident that if your name will not be found in that book you will be thrown in the lake of fire.  This book has nothing to do with our names written on sandy beaches, it has nothing to do with earthly processions and investments. It is all about making a decision to accept Jesus as our Lord and savior and living under His Lordship for the rest of our lives here on earth. The book has no family names or group names, but individuals. It has nothing unclean,only the clean, cleansed by the blood of the Lamb: “But nothing unclean will ever enter it, or anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. 21:27). What a joy it will be to find your name written in the lamb’s book of life! Where it cannot be replaced, it cannot be washed away by winds and waves, and where it comes with an eternal reward.

We should live our lives knowing that one day we will give an account to or maker. That He entrusted us with this lives for a purpose, and we should daily endeavor to fulfill it. It is time to give your life to Jesus. For you who have already done so, it is time to keep investing in Kingdom matters. ‘Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.’ (Colossians 3:2) It guarantees you eternal life, a life of victory, a life of eternal peace.

May the Lord help us, that on judgment day our names will be found in the Lamb’s book of life.

Amen.

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