Sunday, April 06, 2008

What's in a name?

When I was growing up, I knew no one with the name Elaine. I thought my parents made up the odd name. Of course they did not. I was named after my father's Aunt Elaine. A woman I never met. I wished my middle name, Karen, a much more common name, was my first name. It wasn't until my young adult years that I started running into other women with the name Elaine.

According to author of The Adventures of the Merry Treasure Shopper Blog, who is also named Elaine, yet another Elaine told her our name stands for:

This whole name thing got me thinking, just what is in a name? More importantly, what is in the name of Jesus?

Here is what I came up with:

Just - Acting upright, impartial, fair. Jesus turned away no man, woman or child no matter what their sins or illnesses were.
Educator - One who educates. Jesus taught us through parables how to live on earth according to the desire of God.
Sacrificed - An offering to God to gain something else. Jesus sacrificed Himself to God on the cross so that our sins would be forgiven.
Unabraded - Not worn down in spirit. Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’" Having said this, He breathed His last.
Savior - One who brings salvation. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

If you have your own version of what's in Jesus' name, please share it!

1 comment:

  1. His namme is Jesus
    His namme is Jesus

    His namme is Jesus
    KNOWLEDGE: What What
    What is the beginning of wisdom it is to fear GOD the question precedes the answer at any given time and in this poem equation the ratio of non interference is combined with growing old in time and leaving mortal coil to Spirit Joy and will not question why or how just love and acceptance of the plan the plan revealed someday to be the life for all of us to live for all of us to love for knowledge comes down to all of us from GOD above and not from the mind of man. NO no man has ever seen the LORD in his created GLORY face to face and lived. The woman in the olden time the men who did disciple him came closer than most anyone to GOD. His namme is Jesus.