Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's in a Name?

Shakespeare penned this question in Romeo and Juliet.  Jesus renamed his disciple Simon to Peter the rock to tell the world Peter's special significance.  God, our Father initiated this practice often changing a given name to signify that individual's special job in the kingdom.  Jacob became Israel.  Abram became Abraham.  Sarai became Sarah.

Guo Wen Yuan became Guo Maya and now is known to us as Victoria.  Her surname, like Elaina's former surname, Guo, points back to the orphanage.  Declaring her to be an orphan and alone.  That no longer is true.  She is ours!  My youngest child.  No longer alone, she is my daughter!  So her name is Victory!  My Victoria.

We had been told that she was moved to a 'special needs' school for cognitive delays.  Our update this past week says she no longer belongs there because she is learning too fast so she has been moved to the main kindergarten class!  Her name is indeed Victory!  My Victory, (Tory) girl will soon be home where she belongs!  Praise God, the father of Israel, Abraham, Sarah, Peter and me!

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