“Christ, Good Shepherd, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Lord, Lord of Lords, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Savior, Son of Man”
It’s National Thesaurus Day! It’s the day that Mark Roget – you know, of Roget’s Thesaurus – was born. You may be wondering to yourself, “How does one celebrate National Thesaurus Day?” Well, the suggestion from the daysoftheyear.com is to pick your favorite word and look up all the words that have the same meaning. It’s a day to expand your vocabulary.
For those of you who are still reading, you may be wondering again to yourself, “What the heck does this have to do with Shine TYC?” Glad you asked. I’m a writer. My favorite word is Jesus. So, I decided to go to my favorite book, The Bible, and find other names for the name above all names. But first, in honor of the day, I checked the thesaurus.
JESUS (n) Son of God
The thesaurus correctly lists Jesus as a noun – a person, place or thing – and further defines him as the “Son of God.” Here are the synonyms for Jesus in the thesaurus.
Christ, Good Shepherd, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Lord, Lord of Lords, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Savior, Son of Man
Not bad … But let’s look at my favorite book and see what we find. I use the Apologetics Study Bible for my personal bible study. What do I find…?
Logos – John calls Jesus The Word.
Son of David – refers to Jesus’ natural lineage being born into the family of Joseph, descendant of King David.
Rabboni – Jesus is our teacher. We can certainly learn a lot from what He said and did while He was on earth.
The Light of the World.
The Alpha and Omega.
The Holy One of God.
The Everlasting Father
The Life. The Chief Cornerstone. Almighty One. Author and Perfecter of our Faith. The Bridegroom. Lion of Judah. The Resurrection. Wonderful Counselor.
You get the point. On National Thesaurus Day I decided to take a look at all the names of Jesus. Those names and many more remind me of all the ways he blesses me, heals me, strengthens me, corrects me, teaches me, and prepares me to shine this little light of mine. And of all the names I saved the best for last. Jesus is called, Emanuel – “God with us.”
Happy National Thesaurus Day!!
Kamryn Adams is a certified coach, award-winning author, writer, blogger and Christian Lifestyle Personality. For more visit KamrynAdams.com