Yes, it’s here! A holiday that ranks up there in the Holiday Rankings, its Get A Different Name Day. This time instead of Vladimir VonHoffingburger, I think I will go with Manwell Wellman. I love that name! How about you, what name would you choose?
Of course, I have a certain affinity for this name that the Lord has decided upon as well, Hephzibah. Seriously, take a look in Isaiah as the Lord talks about Jerusalem and his people.
4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. Isaiah 62:4 KJV
He changed their name from Forsaken and Desolate to Hephzibah and Beulah. Hephzibah, means “pleasure” or “delight”, but also bring with it some elements of protection. So, essentially God changes their name from “The People that God Left” to “The People God Loves”.
That’s pretty awesome! And that’s a promise that we can count on. The coming get a different name day will be pretty neat!
Jerusalem, the nations will see your goodness,
and all kings will see your glory.
Then you will have a new name,
which the Lord himself will give you.
3 You will be like a beautiful crown in the Lord’s hand,
like a king’s crown in your God’s hand.
4 You will never again be called the People that God Left,
nor your land the Land that God Destroyed.
You will be called the People God Loves,
and your land will be called the Bride of God,
because the Lord loves you. Isaiah 62 NCV