Seeking Him Podcast

Jehovah Is Salvation

“How do you like the name Bethany?”

“I knew a girl named Bethany in third grade, and she was mean to me.”

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: One of the biggest decisions expectant parents face is their child’s name.

“How about Kathryn?”

“No, I think that’s too formal. But we could call her Katie.”

“Katie’s too cutesy.”

Nancy: This was one decision Mary and Joseph didn’t have to worry about. Luke 2:21 says, “He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”

The child we celebrate at Christmas was named by God Himself, a name announced by an angel to both Mary and Joseph. The name Jesus means “Jehovah is salvation.”

Hundreds of years earlier, the prophet Isaiah gave more detail about this deliverer: “His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (9:6). This season, we celebrate a child who was unique in His name.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …