Kate said, “OTHER.”
My routine wasn’t followed because I fell asleep very early last night. As the sun sank below the western mountains, my eyelids followed. There was no other thing to do but sleep.
Other – interesting word. To refer to someone or something as different or distinct from someone or something else; further or additional…
I imagine this is a word that if we paid attention we would hear ourselves and others say many times in a day.
Other. Not to be confused with another – which means additional.
Other. No other. There is no other.
For those of you who remember the days of Jim Bakker and Heritage USA – I read Bakker’s biography and in it he confesses to preaching an-other gospel. He was in prison when he wrote the bio and it was a really good, honest tale of repentance and sorrow.
I get tickled by the expression, “My sister from an-other mother.” In fact the photo above is from one of mine.
But my all time favorite and best use of this strange word OTHER is…
…Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4.11-12
Peter and John had it right that day as they stood before the Council in Jerusalem.
THERE IS NO OTHER NAME.
Buddhism won’t save you.
Hinduism won’t save you.
Mohammed cannot save you.
There is but ONE – no OTHER name under heaven [or on earth] offers eternal salvation.
Why take the chance? The One who can and will bring you hope and peace like NO OTHER can.