What’s In A Name?

Harvey… Important news this week… Harvey Fountain had his driving licence picture taken with a colander on his head…

Harvey’s a Pastafarian, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarians believe that this invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe…They wear pasta strainers as official religious headwear.

Harvey’s name… on his driving licence… with appropriate picture.

Charles… I’m getting used to having a king… musing on a man getting a new, really important job at the age of 73…

Yesterday coins with the image of King Charles III were unveiled by the Royal Mint; they’ll enter circulation by the end of the year.

Charles’ name… on coins… ‘King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith’.

Mabel… Becca put on Facebook… ‘When your best friend… gives you the cutest birthday present ever!! (Along with some help from your husband too..) Our little hamster Mabel is settling well into the… family and already bringing all the joy.’

Mabel’s name… chosen by a young woman… newly-married, with a really responsible job with the NHS?!…

Martha… Yesterday we met our good friends Tom and Jane. We walked by South Walsham Broad looking unsuccessfully for kingfishers and otters that we were assured were there.

We talked about our respective children and grandchildren. In a few weeks’ time they’ll thank God for the safe arrival and life of their youngest granddaughter at her baptism.

Martha’s name… given and appreciated with gratitude by proud parents and grandparents…  

Jesus… Reading this morning… the well-known nativity story… the angel appears to Joseph:

‘‘She (Mary) will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’

All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Jesus’ name… Saviour… God with us… musing…

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