Emmanuel. Can you imagine the shock for Mary and Joseph that they were going to have a baby, and the name had already been given? When we found out about each of our pregnancies, the "name game" was at the heart of each one. I didn't want my children just having any old name. I wanted it to have meaning! And for 2/3 children, I won!
Isabella Claire = consecrated to God, beautiful, and intelligent! :)
Nathaniel Josiah = "God has given" and "The Lord saves" :)
Marleigh Emmerson = "meadow near the lake" and "son of Emery"
I'll let you decide who daddy named! ;) I really do love all of their names, but I had to settle on that third one! Surprisingly enough, I can also see how each of their names fit them!
I can also see how ALL the names of God fit Him! Especially, Emmanuel! He is God with us! He's so big strong, and above everything, yet He chose to send His son to come and dwell among us! As if sending a Savior to the world wasn't enough, He took it one step further and sent His Holy Spirit to be our comforter until His return! And if THAT wasn't enough.....we are given the promise of reigning with Him in eternity! WOW!
That's MY God!
The name fits!
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive,
and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
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