Proverbs 22.1 (NRSV) A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
Names are important and I remind myself and others often. It is in the sharing of our names with another that many a conversation has begun and relationship has been built. Sharing your name with another intrinsically removes any barrier between mass of humanity to this is “Steve” a person who has hopes and dreams like me.
As a parent, the naming of the kids was judiciously thought out. Cherie and I each had thoughts on the matter and we took care to try out names and combination of names so that first, middle, and last name flowed together. I asked that each name begin with a “B” and Cherie wanted to have a certain middle name. And as you know, we did come to a consensus even as we still relay some of the stories of what their names could have been.
God knows us thoroughly and deeply. God has named and claimed us as God’s sons and daughters. Through Jesus we are redeemed making us whole and complete. Our names bear that mark for we are created for good and glory.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church