God also said to Abraham, 'As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be
Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be mother of nations; kings of people will come from her.' Genesis 17:15-16
Sarai was married to a well-known man, so for most of her life, she was known simply as Abraham's wife. Imagine if someone always called you by another name rather than your own. Mary's kid, Susan's sister, Andrew's friend.
Then, at ninety year old, Sarai became well known herself. She had a baby! That got her recognised. But this new fame was all from God. God blessed her husband for his faith, and he blessed Sarai too. To show how pleased he was, God gave them new names. Names were important in Bible times. Names indicated personality, standing, or family. Sarai's new name, Sarah, meant princess.
Ask your parents how they came up with your name. Did you know God has names for you too?
He calls you beloved, royalty, and his child. He also calls you names that fit with his plans for your life. Perhaps God's name for you will be doctor, Olympian, mechanic, or artist. When God gives you a name, he's telling you who he created you to be. As you grow up, he may even give you a new name, just like he did with Sarai.
PRAYER: God, what names have you given me? Show me who you have created me to be and what plans you have for my life.