Monday, January 2, 2012
What's in a Name?
I need a new name.
In the Bible, people were always getting their names changed. Abram became Abraham. Simon became Peter. Saul became Paul. In each case, their names were changed for a reason, because God had intervened in their lives in a significant way. They were, essentially, new people.
I did some name research. Abram means "high father", but Abraham means "father of the multitudes." He went from being a respected elder to the father of many nations. Simon means "he has heard", but Peter means "rock". Jesus said that He would build His church on that "rock". Saul means "prayed for", but Paul means "humble." Saul went from being a high-powered Pharisee to a humble servant of Christ.
So it occured to me, I need a new name. God has worked so powerfully in my life and I feel like I am a different person than I was before. I checked it out. Cynthia comes from Greek mythology, and was the name of some mythical mountain where a couple of Greek gods were born.
I don't want to be a mountain any more.
...To be continued...