Why I love “J” names:
Jacob, Joshua, Josiah, Joseph, Jesus
I love “J” names. When I was growing up and playing with my friends, my name would be Jill or Julie, or Jennifer. Interestingly enough, the only “J” name that I used while naming my children was “Joy”, my eldest daughter’s middle name.
My fascination with “J” names continues. Joseph, Joshua, and Josiah are three of my favorite Bible characters. I can’t say much about Jacob though. In my opinion, he’s one of those people that prove that God will use anybody! (And I am quite grateful for that!)
So here are the reasons that I love Joe, Josh, and Jo…
Joseph: Dreamer, trusting God no matter what, wise, and forgiving. Had a rough life, but finished strong!
Joshua: Always wanting more of God (He stayed in the tabernacle soaking in God’s glory, even after Moses left), obedient to whatever God wanted him to do, Great servant, great leader. Finished Strong!
Josiah: Youngest King. Heart for God. Finished strong (but died rather young.- If you’ve never read it, you should it’s a great story.) 2 Kings 22-23
And then there is Jesus. my King, my Best Friend. Lord, Help me to finish strong.