Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He knows her name

Ryan and I still haven't come up with a name for our little girl. We have a couple good possibilities, and a few we really like, but we haven't for sure settled on one name.

We're saying names we like and partnering them with middle names and trying to find something that we love.

Everyone asks these days and sometimes I feel like we should have a name by now (although we won't share it until the birth). Honestly, it was much easier when we only had one day to name Samuel. Nine months gives us way too much time to discuss and debate our future daughter's name.

I read a devotional the other day that encouraged me and reminded me that God knows our names and he already knows the name of our baby girl. In fact, He has called her by name since He was forming her in my womb....weeks before I even knew she was there.

He calls the stars by name: "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name." Psalm 147:4

Before we were even born, God named us: "Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name." Isaiah 49:1

If God has given a name to every single star in our starry sky, surely he has a beautiful name chosen for our daughter. Oh, to hear the Lord call her name. How sweet that would be.

Today I rest in the assurance that although we're still trying to figure it out, God already has her name carved into the palm of His hand. I pray her name is already written in the Book of Life. I trust that her name (and her life) will give glory, honor and praise to God.

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