“The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter ).” John 1:41-42 NIV
This is interesting, Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, but didn’t change his brother’s name.Keep in mind Andrew was the one who met Jesus first and invited his brother now named Peter.
Here’s a little example on how God deals with each and everyone of us. To some there’s an immediate change upon meeting him. To others it isn’t so evident, or drastic, in the beginning at least. But you don’t see Andrew holding any grudges or complaining to his brother (now named Peter). I believe the reason for this is because both of them have a relationship, a communion with Jesus, and new-name or same-name doesn’t really matter that much.
Let us go for the gold and aim at having a relationship with Jesus. It truly doesn’t get much better than that. Who knows, some of us might get a new name somehow, but by that time it really wouldn’t have mattered that much. There’s only 1 name that truly makes a difference and it isn’t mine or yours.
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