Sunday’s Message… My Tattoo!!

Hi People!!
It is Sunday morning and for some reason I feel the need to share something with you all. I was thinking about this last night and decided to put it out there in the blogosphere! So sit with me a minute so that I can tell you about the awesomeness of God!! I have a tattoo on my shoulder, yes the picture is actually my tattoo. The tattoo says “JEGAR”. Now you may wonder what is that? Well it is a name, but not just any name though, it is a name that has a Hebrew & Aramaic meaning. It is very detailed and intricate on a Bible Scholar level (which I am not!) but I’ll give the basic definitions…

Jegar-Sahadutha –
Meaning: pile of testimony
the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Gen. 31:47), who, however, called it in Hebrew by an equivalent name, Galeed

Galeed
Meaning: heap of witness
the name of the pile of stones erected by Jacob and Laban to mark the league of friendship into which they entered with each other (Gen. 31:47, 48)

So, plainly speaking “Jegar” is a testimony or a witness! (See now wasn’t that easy?)

So now this is where things get interesting!
If you have read ANYTHING on my blog than you know I am all about my family. I have five children and THEY are my witness, my testimony, so to speak. No, I mean they are REALLY my testimony (I could tell you some stories…)! My children are a gift from God, and I thank Him daily for them!

When my oldest daughter turned 18, she wanted a tattoo. At first I was like, DEFINITELY NOT! But then we discussed it, prayed about it and ultimately I said Ok. And I went with her. So I always wanted one and decided to get one also. But I wasn’t getting anything stupid, that I would regret later! so I decided to get my kids names tattooed on me BUT that involved a lot of needle work, and yea, I am not a fan of needles, so I had a plan…

I took the first letter of the middle names of my children, in the order of their birth (Oldest – Youngest) which spelled “JEGAR”, and had that put inside of a heart and tada! My tattoo was born!
Now, at the time did I know what Jegar meant? Definitely NOT! But to me my children’s names in a heart made perfect sense. I could have used the initials of their first name but I didn’t (still can’t figure that one out!).

I do NOT believe in Luck or Coincidence. My steps are ordered by God! Did God know that one day I would get a tattoo? Definitely! Did God know that I would get my kids names? Definitely! Did God know the names of my kids and order of their births? Definitely! Did God know I would choose their middle names and not their first for my tattoo? Definitely!

So, I don’t know about you but I am in AWE of the sheer genius and the intricateness of God’s plans!

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liza
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 03:53:00

    what a nice coincidence! we have a family friend too who has 4 kids, she named her kids, Florence, Anne, Irving and Therence. It was another friend who told her that her kids’ names ( first letters) are spelled FAITH.

  2. Gill
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 07:51:00

    Wow! That is awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  3. DB
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 10:05:00

    Wow you put a lot of thought into your tat Regina. I put a total of about 45 minutes into the thought with my first(and only)tat. :)It looks nice.

  4. MsMarvalus
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 10:47:00

    That is an awesome story!My first tat is simply a butterfly on my ankle and it took me all of 15 minutes to decide on it…The next one? It has taken me 3 years to decide but I have figured out what it is going to be…stay tuned…

  5. Tina
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 11:08:00

    thats a nice one. I have 2 tattoos. One of my kids intials on my wrist and a Lizard on my back!

  6. Leeann
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 11:25:00

    What a neat “coincidence”. I really want one…but don’t know what I want.

  7. Lisa C
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 13:19:00

    Awww, that’s so sweet, who would have known??I don’t believe it was an accident either. We don’t know why certain things happen when they do, it is what it is.I love the idea of your guest posts, can’t wait to read what they have to say on Tuesday’s!

  8. Petula Wright
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 15:24:00

    That’s very cool. I’ve been wanting a tatoo also but I don’t want to get anything corny or something that’s not gonna look good in a couple of years, if you know what I mean.

  9. R.L.Scovens
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 16:26:00

    Wow! That’s really weird! I’m glad it didn’t turn out to be something awful!LOL

  10. Shellie
    Jun 01, 2008 @ 23:13:00

    That is so sweet! Somehow I doubt the Santiago Wanderers insignia on my hubby’s arm is ever going to turn out to be something that neat.

  11. HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 00:02:00

    Amazing! I love this. I am amazed everyday by what God does. I am going to pass this story on. So glad to be back here. I have missed visiting your blog!!

  12. Melanie
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 17:00:00

    That God of ours- He really knows what He’s doing, doesn’t He??

  13. 1stopmom
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 20:51:00

    Wow, that definitely is intense. I agree with you and I am in awe too. That is definitely is proof that there is bigger plan.

  14. Believer 1964
    Jun 02, 2008 @ 23:37:00

    Awesome! Your tattoo is a testament to the covenant relationship with your children. There’s nothing better than hearing about divine connections, well unless you’re the one having the spiritual light bulb moment. *choir singing* In our walk with God we can all find a particular situation or circumstance where we come to terms that “God knew” what we would do [right or wrong, good or bad].

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