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N is For Names

N is indeed for Names

      I know, personally, as a teacher of grade twos, I SUCK AT REMEMBERING THERE NAMES! I can remember everyone's  name that I see day to day....(thats a given) but for the life of me,  I can't remember the names of the students in the class I teach. Well all except for the bad ones, and the one really quiet one. But beyond that, all there names are up in the sky.

God gave us our names.

      Before we were born, God had our name planned out. He has a reason for naming us the name we have. I will say for me, the word Michael means 'Who is Like God' No i'm not saying I am Like God, because certainly I don't even come close. But what I find cool is that I want to become a priest and I received this name... Interesting.

     God named us. Just like he named many people through out the bible. For instances Abram  turned into Abraham which means "Father of Nations" Which is exactly what God promised him. He promised him many descendants, as numerous as the sky. And here we are today, the fulfilled covenant.

 Another name we know is switched is Jacob to Israel. Israel simply meaning, "Wrestled with God" Which in a way we all have wrestled with God. We all have wanted our own way in things instead of Gods way. We all argued with him, to get it our way... So God let us, just to make us  realize that it was a bad idea.

God gave us all a name. He called us each by name. He sent us into the earth with our name and so he will indeed call us back to him with our name. For our name, is the symbol that He gave us. So that we might know each other, and possibly know something about what we are called to do.



  1. Hi, Mike. Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge.

    From the Market to the Plate

  2. And for the life of me, I can't remember names. I never forget a face, though. I hope that counts.

  3. I too am awful with remembering names.
    Shawn at Laughing at Life 2

  4. Names have always been quite interesting to me, maybe because I've always had a lot of nicknames. My real name means "busy bee" and absolutely fits me! It seems names were given more importance in Biblical times, and even in some cultures today, than they are in modern day America. Very interesting post!

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge:


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