I’ve been studying Abram in the book of Genesis.
Abram. The name means exalted father, which once seemed like a cruel joke. Because he was not a father at all.
It was his heart’s desire to have a child, an heir.
And at the ripe old age of 99, God made a covenant with him and said He’d make him a father of many nations. His descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the heavens. He changed his name from Abram to Abraham. “-ham” means “many” or “multitude.” Thus Abraham = father of many nations. The name was given to him before his son Isaac was born. But Abraham, against all hope believed in hope. His name was a promise.
Rhema. The name means spoken word, which once seemed like a cruel joke. Because she has autism and LKS, two conditions that make it very difficult for her to speak. At 6.5, she is considered pre-verbal. But like Abraham, I’m believing in the God of hope. Her name is a promise.
Is there something you’ve long prayed for, waited for?
After some discouragement over loss, it’s good to see the gains.
And I had to share…
her daily list of words (prompted and spontaneous) from school:
(Her wonderful teachers had to use both sides of the paper!)
I’ve started calling her Rhemaham.
Girl of many spoken words.