My hubby and kids wanted to spoil me one Christmas.
They bought fancy red kitchen items for me,
new spatulas and various utinsels from a
Name Brand Company.
For a garage sale, thrift store, dollar store fanatic,
was a big deal.
A kitchen full of shiny, new RED items from
Yea, KitchenAid. Eat yer’ heart out.
It was almost enough to make me wanna’ cook.
The rubber spatula came apart quickly.
You could pop the head back on easily,
but it wasn’t useful while stirring caramel
or fudge for thirty minutes during Christmas.
One by one the pieces gave up the ghost and were buried
in my generic white garbage can from Target.
The dollar store, thrift store, garage sale items smugly maintained their rightful place
in a vintage apple juice can from my
brother-in-law’s father-in-law’s shed on the farm.
All that was left of my Christmas bounty was a set of shiny red measuring spoons.
A few months ago, we tossed them in the dishwasher.
Not a good idear.
Yea’, idear, I’m trying for an English accent to break up the monotony
of my Red Neck Vernacular.
Anyhoo, I was stunned.
When the name flashed before my eyes on the way
into that generic white garbage can,
I thought of the failure of the Name Brand.
I hadn’t been missing anything all those years of using
the lesser-named, longer-lasting items.
My heart actually rejoiced as I thought of the only
Name we can count on.
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and
given Him the Name which is above every name.”
In fact, His Name is so powerful
His Name alone can provide shelter and protection.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower:
the righteous runs into it, and is safe.
I’m counting on that Name ~
I’m running to that Name~
The Name above all names~
The Lord Jesus Christ.
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