The ultimate renaming occurs at the moment when people trust the Lord Jesus as their only savior. With a spiritual birth comes a new name — Christian.
As for waiting to be called a child of God in heaven, stop waiting, and start celebrating. "But as many as received Him [Christ], to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12).
And don't stop celebrating. Jesus wants all his children to feast on him. He is the bread of life and the new wine. Our fellowship with him can be a banquet of rejoicing because his life overcame death. God wants to give all his children a personal name engraved on a white stone to signify their personal victories in experiencing his overcoming life.
Think about this: Victors in the ancient athletic games of Greece received a white stone.
Memorize this truth: John 1:12 quoted above.
Ask this question: Isn't it better to let God engrave your name on a white stone in eternity's arena than to strive for a name on Earth that will only fade with time?
Listen to a talking book, download the "Kids Color Me Bible" for free, watch Kid TV Interviews and travel around the world by viewing the "Mission Explorers Streaming Video" at www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org. Bible quotations are from the New King James Version. To find out more about Carey Kinsolving and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
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