What’s in a Name?
If you look at Biblical examples many times children were named for the mother’s first impression; Esau (hairy), Jacob (deceiver- he came as a surprise, hanging onto the heel of his elder brother) and so on….
I’ve decided if I were to name my kids based on my current impression they would not have the most flattering of names. Would I for that matter??
Introducing Lawyer (master of debate and arguing his case):
Here is Ticking Time Bomb (everything is fine until an unknown switch is triggered and KABOOM!):
This is Clown (jokester, magpie, remember-er of everything especially naughty words and apparently “funny” jokes):
Finally the Girl (at least she IS a girl but man can she scream and manipulate and get everyone wrapped around that pinky finger):
Sigh! Then there is me, I can’t even imagine the things I deserve to be called. Thank you Lord for giving us a “new name” for making us children of the Living God, for allowing us to be know by association of YOU.
“Child of the Most High!”
Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
Revelation 3:11-13 11.I am coming soon, hold onto what you have so that no one will take your crown. 12.Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which is coming down out of heavenfrom my God; and I will also write on him my new name. 13. He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.