I Was Named After…

Sorry for the delay this week, folks. I’ve been out of commission with a nasty flu for several days. As they say, better late than never. :)

 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I was named after…

 

I was named after Sarah from the Bible.  Sarah. The doubter. The laugher. The take-matters-into-her-own-hands-er.

I never thought it suited me. As a young person, I always wanted to be called something else. Anything else, to be honest! All of my closest friends had some obscure nickname for me, and that’s how I wanted it. ‘Sarah’ seemed too plain, too boring.

As an adult, I can think of no name that might suit me better. I love the story of Sarah. I love how God spoke a real promise to her and she—like most honest believers—didn’t quite believe that He was able to bring it about. Instead of trusting God to do what He said He would do, Sarah took matters into her own hands and tried to create a solution. Her ‘solution’ caused more trouble than it was worth!

But that’s what I like about Sarah. That’s why I relate to her so well. In spite of Sarah’s attempts to bring about God’s promise, in spite of her making a bigger mess than she could have anticipated, God was still faithful to her. He still did what He said He would do. His promise wasn’t dependent on Sarah’s faithfulness, but on His own.

That is my life in a nutshell: I am constantly in a state of trying to bring about my own desires. And that is God in a nutshell, too: Always faithful. If you remember one thing about your Auntie Sarah, let it be that God was faithful to me.

All my love,

Aunt Sarah

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4 thoughts on “I Was Named After…

  1. Hi Sarah,

    I hope that you will get over your bout with the flu-nasty stuff.

    “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet;…”- William Shakespeare

    Shalom!!!
    Steve

    • Hi Steve,

      Still coughing; still headachey; still exhausted and irritable. But I’m past the fever and chills and vomiting, so I’m thankful!

      I think you and I should have a discussion about Shakespeare and names sometime, particularly in terms of Christianity. :)

      Always a pleasure to see you around.

      Pax Domini!
      Sarah

  2. hihihi hahaha, facebook seemed too….well….ya know. So I just wanted to say hi in a completely different place is all. Ok love ya buh bye…

    p.s. I think erin and I are coming there sometime in April…will keep ya posted

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