Be Careful What You Name Your Kids

Hi friends, Chaff Rantley here agin. How are y’all?

I jist wanted to say i fergive all ya’ll who made fun of my name. I know what my name means. It is the husk of the wheat grain and it don’t have much value. It is thrashed off and blowed away and the Bible likens the wicked and evil doers to chaff. But God made them good to begin with and they made theirselves worthless by their choices and by listening to the evil one. Sometimes a persons name can bring him down. God would like them all to get back their value and they can by turnin around and makin Jesus the Lord of there life instead of there own sorry self bein lord. God’s grace is a valuable gift and when you get it, that makes you valuable agin, but you can only be eligible for to get it by choosing Jesus. You have to sign up to win the grand prize.

I dont know why my folks named me Chaff, i hope it wasnt to be mean but i dont know. Some people give kids goofy names jist to be different. They think they’s bein clever, but that aint funny. All I know is that Jesus is the name above all names and if i believe in His holy name mine dont matter much, but lotsa people dont know that yet.

So, folks if yer expecting a new little one, give some serious thought to the name he or she will have to carry around all their life.  Forgit all  them fad names or the name of the latest popular Hollywierd star.  Forgit yer whim of the moment or spelling Heaven backwards.  Neveah aint no kinda name.  Fergit namin them after common objects like “brick” or “mortar” or “chainsaw”.  And especially dont name them “chaff”.  Why add a burdensome name to all the other burdens they will have to carry through life? Ask God what to name them.  Why not give them a uplifting name?  This is Chaff and like my cousin says – I’m jist sayin………

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol Ann Hoel
    Jun 15, 2011 @ 14:37:07

    Sweet post by Chaff Rantley. Names are important. The name of Jesus is the name above all names. When we bear His name, we are His children forever. Thank you for heading us all in the right direction.

    I once read in the Legal News about a person who changed his name from Huggy Bear to something normal. I don’t remember what normal name he chose, but I’ll never forget what I thought about the parents that named him Huggy Bear. Blessings to you…


    • gloryteller
      Jun 15, 2011 @ 23:53:49

      Yes, Carol Ann, are we not His name bearers and His image bearers? Len and I also calculate that when our bodies are glorified into bodies fit for eternal life in Heaven, our glorified names will be revealed as well :

      Our Heavenly, secret, eternal names
      That He has always known us by.
      Our true names, and holy,
      From when we were only
      A sparkle in His eye.

      Now Ima settin in my Poet Tree agin. Aint writin fun?
      Do y’all agree with our ‘glorified name’ theery?
      Thanks for thet Huggy Bear story and Thanks for yer continued visits, Sister. Blessins back atcha!

  2. journeytoepiphany
    Jun 15, 2011 @ 09:34:48

    Chaff!!!!!! I missed you! How about that guy in the Bible, Jabez? His name meant something like bearer of pain…Yikes!


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