Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Righteous Just Warrior

Justus Drew Burger

This is the name of our second son.
Strong. Meaningful.
and more importantly, goes well with BURGER...i mean come on, lets be honest.

Justus
Righteous. Just. Fair.
There are three mentions of Justus's in Scripture. The first is the most commonly known, Joseph of Barsabas called Justus, was elected along with Matthias to become an Apostle after Judas of Iscariot fell. Acts 1:23.
Although the aforementioned Justus is great, we are taken more by the next two for various reasons. The second one mentioned is in Acts 18:7. Justus' home adjoined the synagogue in Corinth and he received Paul into his home when the Jews opposed him. Paul considered Justus' home his own synagogue. Paul's description of Justus is simply this, A worshiper of God. I LOVE IT!
And the third Justus mentioned is in Colossians 4:11 is a great friend of Paul's during the same years that Paul wrote to Titus. So Titus and Justus both were followers of Christ and friends of Paul. It could be that they ministered alongside one another at some point! cool to think about!

(funny side note, when I was in j-high and high school i had a running list of names i wanted my sons to be and both Titus and Justus were in the top three...i wont reveal the third in case the Lord sees fit to bless! hehe!)

Drew
Warrior. Man. Wise.
The name Drew came from a dear friend of ours Drew Barker. Drew is a 17 year old boy from Midland TX. He is a wonderful example of what we hope our boys to be in their young adult years. He loves the Lord, loves his family and is fun to be around. Drew has the perseverance of a warrior, just like his name. When things are hard, he is strong and gentle all at the same time. He loves children and has taken Titus in as his own little brother. He is a hard hard worker and has the heart of a true servant. I could go on and on about Drew and his sweet family and all the Lord has done in our lives through them, but that will have to be an entire post of its own.

So that's the name....what do you think?

16 comments:

Sarah said...

I was told by a cute little blonde boy that his name was Justus Drew Nugget Burger. Where exactly is Nugget in the bible?!

Amanda said...

I'm really giggling about Sarah's comment. Nugget - maybe that's the third name on your list? Thank you for that laugh. Justus Drew Burger is a great name! I love it! And Amber you are looking so cute.

wetherell said...

LOVE the name!!!! It is perfect!

Adam, Connie, and Josiah said...

The name is great...very strong and masculine! I'm so excited for you all. Thanks for keeping us posted.

stephanie said...

The names you & the Daniels' choose are very meaningful & special. I love them!!!
I also have wondered where "Nugget" was going to fit in! Love you all!
Please say hi to Victor.
Mom/Birdie

AS said...

I love the name. It's actually one of the names we almost choose for our son (Titus). It's still on the list for any other sons we might have. It would be strange if some time down the road my family ran into your family and all our kids had the same name.

Amber Saugier

Harris Family said...

Great name! He will be so appreciative that you and Vernon put so much thought into his name, especially when he's older. When do we get to see prego pics?

Maureen said...

I used to have a cat named Nugget.

Relevant? No?

The Self Cottage said...

LOVE IT! To many more...

Janelle & Ella said...

Love the name!!!

Heather said...

Amber, I came across your blog and just wanted to say that I love the name. I especially enjoyed reading your meanings behind the name. Todd and I do the same with our children's names.

arich81 said...

well i mean, it's cool and all, but don't you think a boy with the name allison could just grow up to be a stud bc he'd have to put up with ridicule all the days of his life? just think about it... just receive...

Becky Kiser said...

i love how creative and meaningful it is! so excited for y'all! love you!

adamandcourtney said...

Of course, I like Justus... the spelling is different, but Justice, Justus, tomato, to-mah-to, right?

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

you know I think Justus Drew is quite perfect!
Al

MamaCass said...

Love the name. it is perfect. You are doing a great job on Sunday mornings. I haven't seen you to tell you that but I wanted to let you know i have enjoyed your singing!