Our grand-daughters came to visit today. We have some stools given to our daughters by their grandparents. The stools have a letter on the bottom to identify who the owner is. The three-year-old recognized that one of the letters was the same as her initial, and made sure she sat on that stool. Someday, she may ask who the letter “B” stool belongs to.
I smiled as I thought about marking the stools when we first got them. One of our daughters was going through a phase where she wanted to be called “Becky.” The phase was short-lived, but at her insistence, the stool was marked with a “B.”
Names and their meanings seem to be important in the Bible. God even stepped in and changed people’s names. In Genesis 17:5 He changed “high father” to “father of multitudes.” "No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.” In Genesis 32:28 He changed “Supplanter, held by the heel” with “God wrestler.” “He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed’."
How did you choose your children’s names?
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