The name is Jesus the Christ. He is the author of Creation. As this task indicates, He created everything and all things have life and breath because of him.

Every other authority is subject to him. I can remember as a young man thinking that proclaiming Jesus as the “only way” seemed narrow-minded and intolerant.

In fact, the opposite is true. He was lifted up so that all could come to him. He defied religious rules and came to break the chains that religious rulers had placed on people. The problem lies within the fact that acknowledging Christ as “indisputable King” means a surrender of power and prestige for many.

He came that we might have life and have it abundantly! Preach it!