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Wearing The Names of Jesus

by Joyce Broyles

We wear the name Christian,

professing to be 

   saints without canonization;

   inheritors without dying;

   children of God without divinity.


We recognize our own children

   by the name they wear;

   by physical traits they possess;

   by personal mannerisms they exhibit.


They acquired these characteristics 

   from proximity with their family;

   from daily talks with their family;

   from examples set by their family.


Our names, traits, and mannerisms

tell truthfully

   our own proximity to God;

   our daily talks with God;

   our examples copied from God.


Joyce Broyles is a retired Library Teacher and resides in Jennings,LA.


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That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10