She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus. – Matthew 1:21
Choosing a name was hard.
The first baby name book I looked at had some very interesting, and non-realistic, options. Apparently it was the “best ever,” but I seriously doubt that.
In the end, we picked a really cool name, and I can’t wait for baby girl to be born so we can call her by her name (and for everybody else to know!).
In one message this Advent, Pastor Phil mentioned the fact that Joseph and Mary didn’t get to name their baby boy. How could they have picked a better name, though?
“The Lord saves.”
That’s why He came, that’s what His sacrifice was all about. It captured his mission in a word, in a name. His name.
What must that have felt like? One of the joys of the process of preparing for baby girl to come into our lives was to choose her name.
I can’t wait to see how baby girl lives out her name. Jesus did, why can’t she?