Apparently quite a bit!
Today at VBS we learned about how Jesus has a name, that he received his name from God, and that it means “God saves.”
Jesus’ name is special and we all have special names too. As part of the theme of the day, one of the activities the kids did was find out what their names mean. Apparently God secretly influenced the naming of my children because they are quite appropriate, one in particular!
I admit that what the kids’ names mean is not something Jim and I considered when we picked the names. We both liked the name Reagan and chose three more presidential names to go with it. (For the full story, read HERE.)
Little did we know…
Zachary means “remembered by God” as in “God remembers Zachary every day and protects him from incurring the complete wrath of his parents who are driven absolutely bonkers by his whining and constant car noises.”
Jonathan means “gift of God” and fits him perfectly. God knew how rough it would be sometimes to raise quads, but at least He took pity on us and gave us Jonathan who often makes the rough times just a little bit easier.
Thomas means “twin”!!!!! How cool is that?!? Not only does it make sense because he’s a multiple, but also because according to JIM’S ENTIRE FAMILY Thomas is practically a clone of his daddy. Daddy’s little twin!
Reagan. If you thought the other names made sense, wait til you hear this one! Reagan means “little queen”! Are you kidding me? It’s like we waited until after she had been around a couple of years and then chose the exact name that matched her personality!
Coincidence? Oh, no, no! God knew exactly what He was doing when He picked these names and put them in our heads!
What about you? Does your name fit you perfectly?
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