Acts 4: 7
“They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
So they are brought into the centre of the room for their inquisition.
The most important question was trying to answer what or who was behind the healing of this crippled man. Was this natural healing? Divine or from the devil?
At the time as throughout the history of the Bible, names were very important. They did not just identify who the person was but expressed the very nature of that person and what they would be able to do.
The power of the person is in the name.
So if the name is removed then there will be no power.
“You are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.”
There is power in the name of Jesus. Power to save.
Power to save from wrecked lives and sickness. Power to save from impossible situations. Power to raise the dead. Power to release the crippled lives.
Christmas is about a name, Jesus. In that name is the power for anything.