Monday, July 24, 2006
Emily loves saying, "baby" and exploring her new role as a big sister! We are home and settling in - thank you for all your sweet comments! Thought you'd like to know more about the name, so here is what Rachel Anna means and our prayer for her:
Rachel means little lamb or one with purity. We pray that her gentleness and purity would be evident to all she comes into contact with so that she might point them to our Heavenly Father who sees these qualities as very valuable and of great worth.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” I Peter 3:3-4
Anna means favor or grace. The name Ann and Anna are family names~ but the Anna that stands out in our minds is the one mentioned in Luke 2 where she is described as one who worshipped night and day, fasting and praying. We pray that the favor and grace of God would rest upon her and that it would be overflow out of her heart to others.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11