When Cute Takes on a New Meaning


One sweet family we know is on their second read-through of the Moody Family series. They are expecting a baby in June and know it’ll be a boy. So, naturally, they’ve been discussing baby names.

One day, the mom read the chapter where Mr. and Mrs. Parker had been praying about baby names. The next morning, the mom said she really liked the name Parker for a baby boy. That evening during their Moody reading time, they read about Mr. Gibson. The next morning, the four-year-old offered, “Mommy, we need to name the baby Gibson!”

After that, whenever someone asked him what the baby’s name was going to be, he would tell them, “Gibson!”

As the family drove to the store one day, the discussion of a baby name came up again. The four-year-old reminded them: “Mommy, we already know Baby Brother’s name. It’s Gibson!”

The mom said, “Oh, son, we’re going to keep praying about the name. We have to find out the biblical meaning for Gibson, if there even is a biblical meaning to it.”

“Mommy, I know what Gibson means!”

The mom then asked what Gibson meant. The son responded: “It means animal catcher!”

Rejoicing in Jesus,

Me with the little boys
The little boys and me with their Soul Winner’s New Testaments

Verses I read this morning in my Bible time:

“Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.” 

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

3 thoughts on “When Cute Takes on a New Meaning”

  1. So cute!! That is one of my favorite things…the cute things children say! Once my daughter asked me, “What does an atheist believe?” I told her. She got quiet for a minute. Then she asked me, “then, what does a ninetheist believe?” 🙂

  2. Some great verses for today Sarah. I sat and read them through very slowly, and then again and really meditated on what they can mean in my own life. If only I made the time to do that more regularly, I would never run out of things to praise God for. One of those is children, and the many sweet and funny ways they look at the world. They certainly keep us young too.

    God bless,

    Cate N.

  3. So what did they name the little brother?

    I have read the Moody stories to my older three as they came off the press, but I was just thinking this morning (when seeing a few character traits that need to be stretched) that my middle three need me to read these to them. I recall my older children going and raking leaves and serving after I read the stories to them (without ever being asked). My middle three are at a place that some godly practical examples would do them good (as it always does to all of us.)
    We don’t know the name yet. It will likely be awhile.

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