The Lord's People

In this fairly humble cottage in Thirsk once lived Thomas Lord, after whom Lords Cricket ground is named. Although the Middlesex County Cricket Club is now on its third site called ‘Lords’, it continues to commemorate this eighteenth-century Yorkshireman.

Lending something one’s name affords a degree of immortality. My home town continues to evoke old Bernulf, the Saxon thegn who founded it. When we eat beans, we often think of Henry John Heinz’s name. Few Christians, however, lend their name to anyone. Most of us are humble folk, well beneath the world’s radar. Instead, Christ lends His name to us, as well as His righteousness and Spirit. Truly, we are the Lord’s people.