A Name for Yourself

September 26. Grandpa Lester Lincoln’s birthday. It was my first due date for Derek’s arrival. (He didn’t cooperate.)

David was close to his Grandpa and Grandma. He wanted to name one of our boys after him. Neither one of us loved the name, Lester. But there is a connection to President Abraham Lincoln.

Lester’s grandmother was Mary Todd Lincoln’s friend. When David’s aunt named her son, Todd, great-grandma cried. That’s why Derek’s middle name is Lincoln.

We all want our name to live on. At the wedding reception, more than one relative hinted at Derek and Rachel becoming parents. They wisely informed everyone they were going to wait.

Someday, we will have a namesake. But there is only one Name that endures.

“…You made a Name for yourself that lasts to this day.” The Message

God honors His name and the name of His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s a powerful name. We pray “in Jesus’ Name,” and we have access to everything He has access to.

We also need to honor our name. In our family, we do things because they are the right thing to do. Regardless of how others are acting.

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