Thursday, June 2, 2011

Why Boaz?

I promise we are not trying to be weird or crazy by naming him Boaz! It all started with us wanting a girl named Ruth (Ruthie)! When God had different plans we were a bit stumped for names, but believe the name Ruth led us to Boaz (which was her husband). Boaz means "he who comes in strength and swiftness" and is known as as "kinsman redeemer" which represents how Jesus redeems us. Boaz is also in the geanealogy of Jesus himself. So powerful. Also my pastor who's had a defining impact on my walk with the Lord and also married Adam and I is affectionately nicknamed, "Bo." So all signs truly pointed to Boaz!
In the womb he's already proven to be both strong and swift with his kicks and flips! Can't wait to meet him!

Boaz to Ruth, "May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you richly be rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."
Ruth 2:12


Kelli Campbell said...

I think it's a beautiful name -so happy for you!
(and I love the nursery:)

Joy LaMay said...

It is an absolutely perfect name. I love when there are such strong meanings behind names and the story of Boaz is just that. Just perfect. Congratulations. 

Ria said...

I love the name. It's adorable and unique. 

Teresa said...

I was catching up on your recent posts and saw that you had chosen Boaz. My first thought was "perfect." What a lovely, strong name for your second son.

tzigane said...

just found your blog and have enjoyed reading back through all your posts. i have to say that i love the name! it is unique and will be perfect (as it sounds it already is).

i know what you mean when people might question your chosen name or think its weird. we have a Sarai, a Micah and are now expecting our Zephaniah. can't wait to meet your little guy and read more of your great blog!

thanks for sharing all you do. just want to add that lastly, i used a verse you posted for my sister. she is also expecting and they have had some rough news this pregnancy. it has gotten better than originally told but its still rough. thanks for the continued encouragment

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