Ok, maybe I’m weird, but I’ve noticed something strange among many Christians. You can let me know if you’ve noticed something different, but I’m not hearing very many people talk about Jesus. People talk about “God” and “The Lord”, but rarely do I hear people use the name Jesus Christ. There are even some that talk about the Holy Spirit more than they do Jesus. Jesus has been regulated to the cheap seats in our conversations.
Now, I’m not splitting hairs here. This isn’t just about just using different terms. I think there is something to be said, about people avoiding saying Christ’s name. To some I believe it sounds too familiar. The name doesn’t feel big enough for their situation….so they default to “God” (Which ofcourse He is.) Just in case you’ve realized that’s you, let remind you of his Preeminence:
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15–20 (ESV)
The name of Jesus is above every name and is worthy to be spoken, shared, talked about, discussed and preached. Get him out of the cheap seats of your conversations and onto the front row!