We finally have a name. A name that we both love. With a meaning that we hope will be a good heritage to him. We take the task of naming pretty seriously around here, knowing that the biblical pattern is that names are of great significance. There are passages in the Old Testament where names seem to define a life. It would be our prayer that these names would define this little man.
Asher Elijah Dawkins
Asher - happy, blessed
Elijah - My God is YAHWEH
When we saw the Lyons this weekend, we checked in with Michael about the origin of Asher. He is a true Hebrew scholar and this is what he wrote later regarding the name:
Our prayer for this little one than that he would be a man whose God is the Most High, who is happy in Him, planted firmly like a tree with roots deep by the water.
We can hardly wait to meet you, Asher Elijah!
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.