Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's in a Name?

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??


  1. You know I've always believed in giving my children (when I have them) names they can live up too and that won't be made a mockery of once they get to kindergarten. You know I learned from the best

  2. I do want my children to have an interesting name, but I don't want the name I give them to hinder who they are as ppl.. Some woman have already stereotyped their children at birth..

  3. Oh, the name of Jesus! What comfort it brings, what power, and presence! There is nothing like it!

    Our children not only carry the name we give them at birth, but also the association of our family name. The name Moore will have meaning because your'sand Jason's reputation will be carried with it. Thankfully, to be one of the Moore children will carry a godly connotation with it. Too many parents leave a bad name to their children because they tainted it with bad behavior.

    Jimmy carries his father's name and Megan's full name means "gracious gift of God"

  4. Danielle-nothing wrong with being interesting as long as integrity is intertwined in the process. LOL

    Heather-yes mam! I know you will think through the process:)

    Mrs. Mindy-Thank you so much for sharing and for your thoughtful words! Made my day!!