What’s in a Name?

This year, as I have become more serious about walking, a whole new world of names has opened up to me.

I now have conversations that involve the words ‘shoe last’ and ‘wicking fabric’ and ‘yoga head wrap and ‘polar fleece’  I have brand knowledge of such brands as Reebok©, Adidas©, Champion©, Polartec©, New Balance©, and PrAna©, to name a few.

It is a whole new world!

But…especially at this time of year…I cannot help but think of other names…names that are infinitely more important…

Names like Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Mighty God, Prince of Peace

This year as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, the boys and I are working our way through Carol Garborg’s The Family Book of Advent (http://www.christianbook.com/advent-stories-activities-celebrate-meaning-christmas/carol-garborg/9781609365417/pd/365417?product_redirect=1&Ntt=365417&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP).  Each day, we read devotions, complete object lesson activities…and write the names of our Lord and Savior to hang on a wreath (we are doing a tree instead).

Each time we hit a “name alert” in the book, we are reminded of the richness, the completeness, the depth of love our Lord has for us.  He came to live and die so He would understand us…and so He could save us.  Mind blowing, when you think about it.

And much, much more important than walking gear.

I pray the whole world sees that!

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. -Philippians 2:9-11

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