Luke 2:21-"And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb."
In our society when a woman conceives, the fascinating dilemma she has is what will she name her child. In biblical times, families named children names that had purpose. Hannah named her son Samuel because it meant "Because I have asked for him from the Lord." The angel who appeared to Mary gave her instruction on naming her "Child" and the Scripture tells us that the name was given before she conceived Him. Preparation and much thought went into the name of the Savior who would come down from Heaven and take the penalty for our sins. There is POWER in the name of Jesus!! If God took time out to choose a name for His Son that had purpose and power, why are we selling our children short and giving them names that are "thrown" together from our favorite cartoons, songs, foods, and places?? We have to be ever so careful and give our lineage names of power and purpose and names that they are not tormented with in their childhood that will carry into their adulthood. My children names were strategically given. Kenzie means "bright light" and Marie-is Jason's grandmother's name. He wanted Kenzie to carry on the name of the woman who cultivated him. Jason means "Mighty Warrior" and can be found in Acts 17. There is POWER in the name of Jesus!! What's in your name??