Friday, March 31, 2006

What's in a Name

A must-read article in Der Spiegel sheds light on the hidden lives of Afghanistan's Christians.

One passage about a 36-year-old convert jumped out at me:

Kabar is forced to renounce his core identity every day. There is an Islamic name on his business card, although privately he carries the name of one of the apostles.
It reminds me of Revelation 2:17:
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
It's good to know that, at times when we are unable to worship freely, it doesn't matter so much whether the world knows our true name — as long as God does.

Found the Spiegel article through Allahpundit on Michelle Malkin's blog.