John 1:47 NKJV
“Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!””
In every name, there is a meaning. And I believe our parents tediously did their assignment doing research, choosing THE name that would perfectly fit you and me. You truly possess a beautiful and powerful name!
Nathaniel- what a beautiful name indeed! It means, Gift of God. As a grownup man he must have been carrying this name proudly for a long time, desiring to live up to his given name. And more beautiful than the name itself was the scene when Jesus saw Nathaniel approaching and discerning that there was no deceit in him. I could just imagine Nathaniel so much elated hearing Jesus’ comment. This must have been very encouraging, affirming and humbling that for all those years, his hard work paid off and was obviously noticed not just by an ordinary man, but by Jesus Christ Himself.
What is your name my friend? Are you living up to your given name? Is it highly noticeable by people around you and is it making you proud? Making your parents prouder? Even your children? And more important than anything else, is if it’s giving glory to Jesus our Savior.
My name is Anthony, it means Priceless. A person who cannot be bought. No tag price. Cannot be bribed no matter how big or small the amount is. Corruption free! No “under the table” policy. Abhors “Grease money”, so help me God.
May you and I live up to our names until the day we die.
Loving you much,