I read an interesting article this morning.
What those company initials stand for
“H” comes from a women’s store called Hers and “M” comes from a hunting supplier called Mauritz Widforss.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Ever wonder about the stories behind names like CVS or H&M or IKEA?
- Pharmacy chain CVS started out as “Consumer Value Stores”
- IKEA takes first 2 letters from founder’s name, second 2 letters from locations
Anyway it got me thinking. What does our name stand for? Not the letters, but those who know us or maybe have only heard other speak of us, what do they think of when they hear our names?
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1
Are our names valuable in a good way? I am not talking about having a good name in a prideful way, not in what we have or who we are, but rather what we stand for. What do folks think of when they hear your name. I once heard a guy hare a message about neighbors. Do your neighbors know you are a believer of Christ? Or are you known as the one who drives the Mercedes? Maybe you are known as the mom with all the children. Maybe you are known as the guy who fixes cars. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were known as, “the one who prays” or “that is someone who lives what they preach”. When I was young one of my grandfathers was known for his relationship with the Lord. I never knew his occupation, and we all called him a fanatic, he was a little too serious about Jesus. Now that I am grown I realize that his name was of great value. I want to have that same reputation. It would be the greatest compliment to be described as, “oh yeah I know her, that lady that really is in love with Jesus:.