Nameless Is Its Name

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth …
Philippians 2:9-10

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Nameless School

Ever feel invisible? Pointless? Nameless?

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How Nameless was named

I have. So has a certain once-upon-a-time Texas community and school.

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Friends of Nameless School – What gracious hostesses

A few days ago I was privileged to attend the Open House of Nameless School, the original school house in the once-upon-a-time community of Nameless, on Nameless Road in NW Travis County, Texas.

A group of gracious ladies, Friends of Nameless School, who adopted the 1909 one-room school house, hosted an open house to introduce the public to the historical site. The most unusual label has, as you might imagine, a colorful story. The Texas historical marker above explains. 

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The school was in operation from 1909-1945.

When my husband I traveled to the site, we were relieved when we found the sign labeled Nameless Road  and then the school: Nameless.

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Old fashioned persuasion

The Friends of Nameless School wore names badges.  I scribbled my signature inside the book cover. The guests introduced themselves, and so did I–by using our names.  And folks all over the place called one another by name

Matter of fact, I chose Ella Jane for the heroine of The Calling of Ella McFarland to honor my maternal grandmother, Ella Jane. Because she left a name worthy of a great-great-granddaughter–my granddaughter, Ella Jane. 

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The original Ella Jane and one of her namesakes, Ella Jane McFarland. (The other namesake is my granddaughter.) 

Which reminds me that God doesn’t leave His children nameless. In fact, He values names. Adam and Eve and all their descendants have worn names, some chosen by God, others for the meaning behind them. God ordained a long list of names for Jesus, each of them chosen to convey his role and place in believers’ hearts. 

Thankfully, no one who has chosen kinship with the Lord Jesus Christ has to worry about namelessness. On the final day, we won’t be called Nameless; God’s name will be written across our foreheads. (Revelation 22:4). And the names of the saved will be written in the Book of Life. (Revelation 21:27)

Without Jesus I would be nameless. (Tweet That!) With Him I will have the Name Above All Names written on my forehead. And my name will be written in the Book of Life. 

Thank God!

When we feel overlooked or nameless, remind us of these truths, Lord. May anyone who has not yet named Your Name do so today. For Jesus’ sake

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