In the three years as I came to know my wife, Denalyn, our relationship evolved. And with each change came a new name. She went from acquaintance, to friend, to eye-popping beauty, to date, to fiancee`, and wife.
Now she is confidante, mother of my children, life-long partner. The more I know her the more names I give her.
And the more God’s people came to know Him, the more names they gave Him.
Elohim, strong one or creator.
Johovah-raah, a caring shepherd.
Jehovah-jireh, the Lord who provides.
These are just a few of the names of God which describe His character. Study them, for in a given day, you may need each one of them.
God, the shepherd who leads, the Lord who provides, the voice who brings peace in the storm, the physician who heals the sick, the banner that guides.
And most of all… He Is!
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