I’m really terrible with names. Honestly, it’s something I’ve always struggled with, though I don’t know why. I am, little by little, getting better at this whole name remembering thing.
But God isn’t like me. He knows our names and I believe our names aren’t by accident. Names are important identifiers, but I also believe they help shape who we are.
What does your name mean?
And what does your name mean to you?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
This is a quote from Romeo and Juliet, a passage where Juliet is passionately telling Romeo that she is in love with him, not his family or his name. She’s advocating that, regardless of his name, she would still love him, just as a rose, whether it was called “rose” or “dinglehopper” or “garbage”, would still smell lovely. As much as I enjoy and appreciate Shakespeare, I feel like he wasn’t quite right about this one. Our names are important and have a great deal of meaning contained within them.
I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve never liked my name (sorry mom!). As a kid, I wanted to change my name, but I could never think of anything better, so I just stuck with it. “Sarah” means “princess” which was okay when…
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Totally agree! This is an interesting one and a matter that I believe most do not put much weight in these days. If you read and study the Bible you realize that throughout it’s entirety names are of the upmost importance.
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