“He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.”Genesis 2:19b
Adam was given the privilege of naming every living creature in the garden of the newly-formed world. The Garden of Eden was home to him, in part because he knew the name of every animal in it.
When you know the name of the God who created you, feeling “at home” with Him follows. You call Him at varying times, “Lord,” “Heavenly Father,” “Savior,” and “Knower of my heart,” among many other names. Most importantly, you begin to understand that it is for His name’s sake that you exist. He took on flesh and the name Jesus so that you would be “at home” with Him.
“This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam/ whate’er my lot, it matters not,/ my heart is still at home.” (Maltbie Babcock, 1901)
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 35-36
- Psalm 18
- Matthew 26