Warriors seem to like nicknames. There’s something epic about an ordinary guy becoming extraordinary with a nickname for the ages. Tony Stark became Ironman. Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. Randy Poffo became “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Fighters and warriors with extreme names, because Terry Bollea doesn’t quite have the same ring as Hulk Hogan.
A warrior name gives a warrior his identity. It allows us to connect to the legend, the power, the show of it all. And while most fighters need an alter-ego to connect to their inner warrior, there’s one who is simply a warrior. No new name needed. His name is the Lord.
Exodus 15:3 The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.
How anti-climactic. The Lord is a warrior. Yes he is! He’s all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present. He is the ultimate champion; no one can defeat him. “And now introducing the reigning champion! All the way from heaven. His name is the Lord, but his warrior name is… wait for it…. The Lord.”
That’s it? No warrior name? Just, “The Lord?”
Yep. He doesn’t need a warrior name. The Lord is simply the Lord. He is a gentle father at the same time as he is a mighty warrior. It’s just who he is. If you need comfort, he is the Lord. If you need peace, he is the Lord. If you need him to climb into the ring with you and completely destroy the enemy with his power, he is the Lord. We don’t serve a one dimensional or two dimensional God. His ways are infinite. His power is limitless. His warrior capabilities are endless.
The Lord is a warrior. And I’m thankful that when I face things that I can’t begin to handle, he’s MY warrior.