The Power of the Name of Jesus

John 18: 3-6

Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Commentary:

Something happened to me today that helped me better understand the power of the name of Jesus. I lost my cell phone this morning, and i was running around frantically trying to find it. I realized in my frantic search for an hour retracing all my steps over and over again that I needed to seek a higher power so I sought the intercession of Saint Anthony to Jesus to help me find it. Upon returning to my house, my prayer was answered, when my roommate informed me that I could use google maps to locate my phone. The GPS from google maps showed that my phone had fallen in my recliner chair. When I opened up the back of my recliner I found something much better than my phone. A little prayer card that I had received from the local monastery several months ago fell to the ground that had on it spelled out in big letters “JESUS”. The best part of seeing the name of Jesus on the was that I was kneeling on the ground like the Roman cohort. The greater lesson learned is, no matter who or what comes after me trying to take me back to the prison of addiction, that my best protection comes when I kneel on the ground and say the name of Jesus.

2 thoughts on “The Power of the Name of Jesus

  1. Seven days without prayer makes one weak! Getting down on our knees daily is the best way to stay in touch with the Power Greater then Ourselves, (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) that can restore us to sanity and keep us sober. One day at a time friends.

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