What is in a name?
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. --Genesis 2:19-20
The names of these two dogs are BOO and SERCY.
According to this scripture, the Lord Himself gave us the creative mind and the privilege of naming all the animals and birds. What an exciting task!
Now, my husband may disagree with the excitement of this task when it comes to our dogs. First, whoever named the breeds of these dogs did not take into account what a man would feel when he had to answer the question, "What kind of dog do you have?"
The very buff dog you see in the picture above is a YORKIE POO (that would be blend of yorkshire terrier and poodle). The black dog is a SWEENIE (that would be a blend of a daschund and shitzu)! Can you see my husband's face when he responds to that question with "Yorkie Poo" or "Sweenie"? I think this would be a huge hurdle for most men--especially mine. :)
However, we took seriously the names of these dogs. We spent days making list, saying names over and over, calling each other to get approvals and finally we decided on their names. Sercy is what our family likes to call surprises and she was indeed a surprise. Boo loves to hide and the expression on his face just looks like he wants to play peek-a-BOO. There you have it. Whooa we are creative.
I'm sure many of you have taken very seriously what to name a child. You picked the name because it meant something to you, you liked the way it sounded or, when the baby came, he/she looked like that name. It is so fantastic to me that we have the freedom and creativity to name things!! I think I recall our own Angela (aka Marvelous Monday) loves to name just about anything.
In the Bible, names are important to God. In fact, He knows your name. If you are a stay at home mom, you may have given up a career and now people know you by your husbands name. If your children are old enough to be in various activities, you are known by their name-as their mom. Perhaps you don't have children and you are so busy and working so hard and you don't feel like anyone notices or knows your name.
FROM THE ROOFTOP:
God knows your name.
You are important to Him.
He has a lot of wonderful things to show you while you are here on earth.
Your life with Him will be full of creative moments.
He wants to use You for His purpose.
Most importantly, we know the ONE whose name is above every name - JESUS !
Think on His name this week. Spend time with Him. Get to know Him. It is a lifelong relationship.
I love you.