Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ely's Shem

The word shem in Hebrew has several meanings. One meaning is ''name''. Another is ''fame''.  But more commonly it means ''the essential reality of who someone is''. So technically, according to Glen Penton, God's names (in the traditional sense) are not: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace, etc.

But rather, these titles are the very essence of God. God is Wonderful. God is the Counselor. God is the Mighty God. God is the Eternal Father. God is the Prince of Peace.

Cool, right?  That got me thinking about Eliana and what her essential reality or essence is. And I have determined that her shem is EXUBERANT.

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What is your shem?

1 comment:

  1. Great choice of "shem" for Eli! It is a delight to see her "exuberance" in your posts.