Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What's in a name?

GodsMoon. Yeah it sounds pretty and all, but what does it mean? When I originally created it, I had a complex story behind it, a story that I have hence forgotten. For some time now I have been using the shortened explanation: "reflecting the light of the Son". Its a play on words. The moon reflects the light of the sun, right? Well in this case the 'Son' is referring to Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that what I blog about in some way reflects the light of my creator. He designed me and made me who I am. I cannot repay Him, the least I can do is try and give him the credit for all the good stuff that I do. Not only did he create me but I screwed it up and haven't done what He's asked of me. He told me to follow the 10 commandments. I have not. I lie, steal, lust, dishonor my parents, and put a host of other things in my life before God. Breaking these commandments has consequences. The Bible says that if you break any of the commandments you are not good enough for heaven. Heaven is a pure place and no one is worthy of a perfect place unless they themselves are perfect. I am obviously not perfect and must pay for my breach of the commandments. If a crime is committed somebody has to pay for it. Justice demands it. Thankfully I didn't have to pay for my crimes against God, someone else paid my debt for me. God made a way for someone else to pay the penalty in my place. Jesus substitute his life for mine. Jesus was the only perfect person to ever live on this earth, thus the only one deserving of heaven and the only one that could pay for another's sins. He paid for my sins when he died on the cross. I wasn't even born yet, but God knew the sins that I would commit and assigned their penalty (which is death) to Jesus, instead of me. Jesus gave his life in place of mine. This is why I have chosen to honor God with my name and try to reflect a little bit of Him in everything I do.

2 comments:

Peaceful Selah said...

Wow, Godsmoon! I didn't realize what was included in your name...and I will add that your attitude has reflected that of our Savior. You are helpful and giving and have a servant's heart. :-)

Bicx said...

Awesome entry. I've been wondering why you chose that username for a long time (even though it's really cool). "Reflecting the light of the Son." That's so cool.