Five-year-old B.J. was looking forward to his first day of school, but he didn’t enjoy himself as much as he imagined he would. As a matter of fact, he came home in a very bad mood. His trouble began when the teacher took attendance and he never heard his name called.
“Why didn’t anyone tell me my name was William!?” he complained.
I suppose it could take some time to get used to a new name.
Isaiah 62:2 says, “The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.”
Some people think that this prophecy was fulfilled in the early days of the church, when “…The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26).
In any case, it is such a privilege to be able to wear the name “Christian”. Let us never take that privilege lightly!