What Do You Call God?

Biscuit Gilmer - always ready for a walk and to answer your questions.
Biscuit Gilmer – always ready for a walk and to answer your questions.

by Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot

Hi, kids of Trinity! I hope you are ready, because spring is almost here. It starts on the twentieth of this month. I’m ready for more sun, longer walks and warmer weather.

My friend Catherine sent me a great email. She asks: What is God’s name? Awesome question, Catherine!

Did you ever ask your mom or dad how your name was chosen? Sometimes people are named after their parents or grandparents; special people or special places. I got my name because my yellow coat kind of looks like the color of a biscuit. (Or, maybe my mom and dad were just hungry when they named me!)

Everyone else has a name, so it makes sense that God would have a name. You should look at Ms. Ellen’s article this month. She talks about how the kids in Children’s Choir are discussing the names that we call God.

Back to Catherine’s question. What do we mean when we call our Creator by the name of God? We are actually saying who God is, and not God’s name. That’s right. It’s like calling me dog, or a baseball player pitcher, or Rev. Sprouse pastor. But, I think God’s cool with that.

Another thing to do is get your Bible and go to Exodus 13:13-15. In that section Moses asks God what to say if people ask God’s name. God answers, “I AM WHO I AM.” Wow!

What to call God isn’t as important as remembering to call on God. We do that through prayer. So, keep up the prayers! And remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!



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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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