His Name is My Name, Too
In the Word
Sing to the LORD; praise his name … Psalm 96:2a
Of the Word
What little jingle is sung repetitiously about no one?
“John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, His name is my name, too!”
This jingle, which goes on and on, has been sung by children since the early 1900’s — often when traveling in a car. The endless singing continues until the car stops or the singers are told to stop. It’s amazing that all this time is spent singing about someone who doesn’t even exist.
But Jesus Christ does exist. His name is our name, too. That is why those who travel through life trusting in Him are called Christians.
While silly songs can be annoying, our Heavenly Father is not annoyed but is delighted when we sing words of praise to Him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song … (Psalm 33:2–3a). Sing to the LORD; praise his name … (Psalm 96:2a).
Enjoy the ride! Sing constantly. Even if no one else hears our songs, God will. He hears our hearts and our hearts’ songs.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, You have put a song in my heart and on my lips. May I always use beautiful words to praise You before others. In Your holy name I give thanks for my joy. Amen.