Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Meaning Of A Name

One of the most fun as well as trying times early in our marriage was deciding on a name for both of our girls.  McKayla Grace was easy for us to come to a conclusion on, but Brenna Hope, was a different story.  Since choosing McKayla's name was very easy for us, I was a bit surprised when deciding Brenna's name proved to be a struggle.

I don't know if it was hard because we didn't have as much time or energy to concentrate on finding a name with a toddler bouncing around our home or if it was difficult because we realized how important her name would be. 

A name means so much.  We've been learning that His name is a strong place of safety for us in our Godsword  (Proverbs 18:10).  That's just one thing His name means to us, it's only the beginning.

People in the Bible were named specific names because of their meanings and often that person's life proved to be a reflection of that very name.

There is one name that certainly has proven to be a reflection of it's meaning.

The name of Jesus.

Just for fun I looked up the meaning of His name on to see what the world says His name means,  and my heart skipped as I read the meaning God Will Help

His destiny was revealed in Matthew 1:21
"And she shall bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for it is He who will save His people from their sins."

God helped us. 

He came to save us from our sin, and I am so glad He did.  As I thumbed through the pages of my Bible last night, a heading caught my eye.  It read Why This Gospel Was Written.  This heading was only for 2 short verses, John 20:30-31

Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

These words were not only written so that we would believe that Jesus was our Savior, but they were written so that we could have life in His name.

My beloved sisters, what does His name mean to you?  

Is it life?

When you feel dead inside does His name resurrect you?  Oh, I pray it does.

His name means so much, where do we begin?

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