What is in a name and does that name have a meaning? I ponder that question and I sought an answer. Take the name, Willie, according to the website babynamewizard.com, it is short for the name William. William of the Old Norman French Williaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, “resolute protector.”
Now as we know, there are plenty names out there which have absolutely no meaning, in my class of kindergartners, especially when teaching on rhyming words, we call them “nonsense” words, so I won’t give an example of them in order not to offend, but you know what I’m talking about.
I will however give a few examples of some biblical names which you probably already know. The very first name given was, wait for it, wait for it, Adam, meaning Mankind. Did you know there were two Adams in the Bible, that for another day. So just to be fair, the name Eve, meaning, (Caused Man to enter Sin), no just kidding, the name from the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning “to breathe” or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning “to live”, therefore she was the mother of all living. Noah meaning rest or repose, Noah had 40 days to rest while the rains fell. John meaning Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor. God Elohim, singular Eloah, Yahweh, elohim very often is accompanied by the article ha-, to mean, in combination, “the God,” and sometimes with a further identification Elohim ḥayyim, meaning “the living God.”
- Jehovah-Nissi: God Is My Refuge
- Jehovah-Jireh: God Will Provide
- Jehovah Rapha: God Heals
- Jehovah-Shalom: God Our Peace
- Jehovah-Raah: God Our Way and Shepherd
- Jehovah Tsidkenu: God of Righteousness
- Jehovah-Shammah: God Is There/Ever-Present
Of all names, there is only where men may be saved, and it is the name, Jesus. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
So in a time such as this, you can call on your mayor, your city councilperson, your representative, your senator, or your minister, however, I say to you, call on Jesus, Saints use the power that He has given you. Call on your ministering angels, put them to work, because satan has given commands to his. They have killed innocent individuals, they steal by breaking in and looting, and they have destroyed businesses, properties, and communities. We must continue to pray and keep the faith. Remember no one needs to protest under the cover of darkness where their evil deeds can be done. Protest during the day, where your voices can be heard, and then go home where you can be safe and not a victim of circumstance.
Remember your Heavenly Father is waiting for you. Call him, Abba, Abba, Abba we trust you, we love you, we honor you. We bless your Holy Name.
If you have not given you life to Christ, do it now. We can’t take life for granted. We know not the day nor the hour when breath same leaves us. We are not facing a threat to fronts, Covid-19, and Racism, both are ever-present. Even still, God is Bigger, Jesus is Bigger than Covid-19 and Racism and He was before either.
God Bless you and keep you and make His Glory to shine down upon you. Amen
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