What’s Your Name?
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Why do you think a name is important? Let’s hear your ideas.
Names are interesting, and some say your name can effect who you become.
A name is your identity. It lets others know who you are.
Have you heard the phrase, “making a name for yourself?” That means that someone has done something so wonderful that others notice and remember that person’s name.
Doesn’t it feel good to be called by your name? A friend, a teacher, or someone you just met took the time to know you and remember your name.
In the story of creation, we learn that “… God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name” (2:19).
Naming things is about paying attention and caring. The Bible teaches us that God cares about each and every one of us; even the birds, the animals, and the smallest of creatures. They all have names.
Such care went into the creation of our world and all that is in it. Bring honor to your name by honoring God and remembering he cares for you.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2013 Richard Niell Donovan