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Thinking Towards Sunday: Gloria Gaither’s Monologue that goes with “There is Something About That Name”
23 October 2013Posted by on
Monologue that Gloria Gaither penned that goes with the song. Her rendition of that monologue is found around 2.05 mark in the video.
Jesus, the mere mention of his name can calm the storm, heal the broken, raise the dead. At the name of Jesus I see sin hardened men melted, derelicts transformed. The lights are hope put in the eyes of a hopeless child. At the name of Jesus hatred and bitterness turn to love and forgiveness. Arguments cease. I’ve heard a mother softly breathe His name at the bedside of a child delirious from fever, and I’ve watched that little body be quiet, fevered brow cooled. I’ve sit at the bedside of a dying saint, her body wracked with pain who in those final fleeting seconds summoned her last ounce of ebbing strength just to whisper earth’s sweetest name Jesus,Jesus.
Emperors have tried to destroy it, Philosophies have tried to stamp it out. Tyrants have tried to wash it from the face of the earth with the very blood of those who claimed it, yet it still stands. And there shall be that final day when every voice that has ever uttered a sound, every voice of Adam’s race shall raise in one mighty chorus to proclaim the name of Jesus, for that day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ Is truly Lord!
Ah–so you see–it was not mere chance that caused the angel one night long ago to say to a virgin maiden, “His name shall be called Jesus.”