Friday, March 18, 2011

"What have I done with His name?"

I was listening to a song in the car the other day and the words caught my attention.
"Father named me after Grandpa
He said he hoped that I would one day
Be the man that he was
Well, Grandpa died when I was five years old
And so he hasn't been around to know
What his namesake has done
But what if he's watching
What if Grandpa's seen all I've become

What have I done with his name
I'm hoping he won't be ashamed
The right or the wrong
I've done it all with his name

Someone named me after Mormon
Trying to turn world against me
Because of faith etched in gold
But that name has stood for goodness
And its fame now floods the nations
By the words Mormon wrote
Now, what if he's watching
Have I been true to what Mormon made known

There's a Name above all others
And it's the only one that saves
So Grandpa, me and Mormon
We love this Name
And we know He's watching
Jesus sees all of our faith

What will we do with His name
He's hoping we won't be ashamed
The right or the wrong
We do it all with His name
But, He can catch us when we fall
'Cause that's what He does with His name

That blessed name
I love His name"
This song really made me sit back and think. "What have I done with His name?" Being a missionary I wear the name Jesus Christ on my name badge, but when my mission is over I won't have the name badge anymore. When I was 8 years old I was baptized and I promised to take upon my self the name of Christ at all times. In 2 Nephi 31:13 it says,"..I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism-yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost..."
I love what the prophet Alma taught in Mosiah 18:8,"...yea, and are stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in."
What have you done with His name? As for me, I really hope that He won't be ashamed!
Remember who you are and what you stand for!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for that Reminder Sister Gorder! It's good to have check's every once and while on how we are using his name!