It is Sunday morning and for some reason I feel the need to share something with you all. I was thinking about this last night and decided to put it out there in the blogosphere! So sit with me a minute so that I can tell you about the awesomeness of God!! I have a tattoo on my shoulder, yes the picture is actually my tattoo. The tattoo says "JEGAR". Now you may wonder what is that? Well it is a name, but not just any name though, it is a name that has a Hebrew & Aramaic meaning. It is very detailed and intricate on a Bible Scholar level (which I am not!) but I'll give the basic definitions...
Meaning: pile of testimony
the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Gen. 31:47), who, however, called it in Hebrew by an equivalent name, Galeed
Meaning: heap of witness
the name of the pile of stones erected by Jacob and Laban to mark the league of friendship into which they entered with each other (Gen. 31:47, 48)
So, plainly speaking "Jegar" is a testimony or a witness! (See now wasn't that easy?)
So now this is where things get interesting!
If you have read ANYTHING on my blog than you know I am all about my family. I have five children and THEY are my witness, my testimony, so to speak. No, I mean they are REALLY my testimony (I could tell you some stories...)! My children are a gift from God, and I thank Him daily for them!
When my oldest daughter turned 18, she wanted a tattoo. At first I was like, DEFINITELY NOT! But then we discussed it, prayed about it and ultimately I said Ok. And I went with her. So I always wanted one and decided to get one also. But I wasn't getting anything stupid, that I would regret later! so I decided to get my kids names tattooed on me BUT that involved a lot of needle work, and yea, I am not a fan of needles, so I had a plan...
I took the first letter of the middle names of my children, in the order of their birth (Oldest - Youngest) which spelled "JEGAR", and had that put inside of a heart and tada! My tattoo was born!
Now, at the time did I know what Jegar meant? Definitely NOT! But to me my children's names in a heart made perfect sense. I could have used the initials of their first name but I didn't (still can't figure that one out!).
I do NOT believe in Luck or Coincidence. My steps are ordered by God! Did God know that one day I would get a tattoo? Definitely! Did God know that I would get my kids names? Definitely! Did God know the names of my kids and order of their births? Definitely! Did God know I would choose their middle names and not their first for my tattoo? Definitely!
So, I don't know about you but I am in AWE of the sheer genius and the intricateness of God's plans!