David's Daily Devotion for February 9

February 9, 2024 - Good Morning! It's Friday, February 9.

We begin today with a quote from Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet - "What's in a name?"

Do you have a favorite team in this Sunday's Super Bowl game? Well, as a Texan, there's at least one reason to root for Kansas City. The Chiefs started life in 1960 as the Dallas Texans, a charter member of the old American Football League. The AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, but by that time the Texans had pulled up stakes and moved to Missouri. The NFL Dallas Cowboys had also started in 1960, and I guess Big D just wasn't big enough for two football franchises.

If you're a true student of the game, you remember that there was another Dallas Texans team that came into the NFL in 1952. It won only one game that year, and, after that less than stellar start, disbanded after just one season. In 2002, the "Texans" name moved south to my hometown of Houston. That team looked like they had an outside chance of making the Big Game this year. And so the name goes on.

During Bible times, a person's name often represented who they were, their personality, their position, their purpose. We think of Peter - the "Rock," and Barnabas - the "Encourager," and Abraham - the "Father of Nations." And we think of Jesus, a name that means "He will save."

What's in a name?

Meet you back here on Monday,
Bro. David