Sunday, June 20, 2021

Every family named

After Ephesians 3:14-21

Every family in heaven,
every family on earth,
or, in shorthand, 
all creation, is named
from One. Odd statement,
noted before, as in being
above every name named,
now, before, and after,
into the age to come. It has
a literal meaning, as in
every family, all of us, and
it has an implied meaning,
as in, everything for all time.
A simple phrase with
a simple meaning, and
a complex phrase with
a complex meaning.
Naming also implies
name it and own it. 
We hear our names
called, like in the garden,
and we tremble.

Photograph by Tyler Nix via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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