HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17
“In the name of the Lord Jesus” — let me write this motto over whatever I do. This is the magic stone that turns all to gold.
Let me pray in the name of Jesus. Just as He would pray, if He were kneeling in my place; just with His desires, His compassions, His importunities, His holy violence which carries the citadel of Heaven by storm.
Let me live my daily life in the name of Jesus. Seeking to reflect Him, my peerless Pattern, my Master without blemish and without spot; walking in His footsteps; carrying about with me His zeal for God and His love for men.
Let me suffer and be still in the name of Jesus. When the dark days come, the desert place, the sickroom, the weakness and impotence — let me imitate Him who took the cup and said, “Not My will — but Yours be done.” Let me walk, my hand in His, through the shadows, and over the crags and torrents.
Let me enter Heaven at last in the name of Jesus. As one . . .
- who believes in Him,
- who has received His word,
- who glories in His love,
- who is immeasurably in His debt,
- who has been smitten with the hunger and thirst to love Him
— I shall be welcome there. It is my only title for the mansions in the skies.
“In Jesus’ name!” Over life and death and eternity, I shall engrave the ennobling and transfiguring inscription; it will make them all holy and sweet.