Have you ever thought about how it feels when someone calls you by your name?
I was with a co-worker in Altavista, Virginia, when we decided to make a coffee run for the team. (The way to a hairstylist’s heart is through a cup of coffee.) Joe Beans has the best coffee ever y’all. It’s a little “shack” for lack of a better term. They put this little motivational sticker over the sipper hole, and I’ll admit I collect them. Silly right? An honest Joe Beans customer will most certainly admit they collect them too.
I had sweet Alexis with me that day. The barista working the window had on a name tag. I said, “Thank you, Mandy.” She said, “Oh my goodness, nobody has ever called me by my name in the drive-thru.” Alexis asked her how that made her feel. She said “Valued!”
Our name is powerful.
There is one name more beautiful than all of the rest.
What a beautiful name it is.
Hillsong worship sings a song about it. These lyrics are powerful, and I love singing it at the top of my lungs. This is the best part…
“You didn’t want heaven without us
You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater
What could separate us now
Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You
You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again
You have no rival, You have no equal
Now and forever, Our God reigns
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name, above all names!”
Listen, it will bless your day!
Guess what? Your greatest value is in Him. He knew you before you were born. He knows you from beginning to end.
When things get tough, and you don’t even know what to pray…just say His name.
He knows. He cares. He hears. He loves you!
We all want to feel valued like Mandy. Take the time to know the names of those that cross your path. All people matter!
And…if you are ever in Virginia….go to Joe Beans! Make sure you get your sticker!
In the beautiful name of Jesus, I pray you are a blessing to others today!