liluga - love isn't love until given away

"Loving God means doing what he tells us to do, and really, that isn't hard at all." 1 John 5:3 NLT

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Cats

Please welcome Faye and Fiona, the first of my fall liluga’s.

Since I am done having babies and since there are no new pets in my future, I am having fun naming my liluga’s.  I love looking up the meaning of a name and matching it to a liluga.  It’s important that the name fits the liluga I’m making.  When I was making the above cats, first the name Fiona came to mind.  Then Fritz (another boys name!) came to me.  Finally, I decided on Faye for the other cat.  Fiona’s name means “fair ” and Faye’s name means “faith”.  Two good virtues to live by, fairness and faithfulness.

It reminds me of how in the old testament, people chose baby names that had a meaning relating to the situation surrounding them.  For instance, when Jacob’s wives and their servants were having his children, each child’s name represented the situation their mother was going through.

But because Leah was unloved, the Lord let her have a child, while Rachel was still childless.  So Leah became pregnant and had a son.  She named him Reuben*, for she said, “The Lord has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.”  Genesis 29:31 NLT  (*Reuben means “look, a son”)

Keep reading the rest of chapter 29 and 30 to see not only the meanings of the names given to each of Jacob’s sons, but to see how dysfunctional Jacob’s family really was.  Makes me feel a little better when I look at my family!


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