That is the reason…

My name means ‘bright one’.

For those who know me, you won’t find that too surprising – she says modestly!

However, as far as I know that is not the reason I have this name. From what I know my parents wanted a name that wouldn’t be shortened or lead to a nickname (that really did not happen) and I also know that my Granny did not want me to have this name.

For the third year in a row I have started the Bible In One Year, I listen to it as I walk to work. So with it being the beginning of the year I’m currently in Genesis. In Genesis there is a lot of

‘that is the reason…’

usually referring to why people have been given certain names, or why places have certain names. The picture above refers to Babel, and the reason it was given that name is because it brought confusion to the people (a very succinct version).

Young children will of ten ask why, why, why? Wanting to understand, as much frustration as that brings to us as adults.

However, do we really think about, or explain the reason why we do things? I have found it fascinating listening to why things are the way they are.

Maybe this links in to some of the other things I’ve been pondering lately, and we shouldn’t just do things because that’s what we do, but we should be able to say ‘and that is the reason…’

I’ve had a long day, and I’m tired – and that is the reason I’m going to go to sleep now goodnight!

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