My life has been greatly blessed this past week. A baby grandson was born just a few days ago. He is my one, and possibly only, grandchild. I love him to pieces! His name is Elliott. I was curious about the origin of that name. I looked it up, and most of the sources credit it as an old English/Welsh/Scotch version of the Hebrew name Elijah.
Elijah means “One with God” or “The Lord is my God“.
Interestingly enough, I once painted an icon for Elliott’s dad–ages ago. I chose the image myself, and designed the composition to incorporate a biblical story that had meaning to him.
The image I chose way back then, out of all the possibilities in Christian and biblical history, was the Prophet Elijah.
Most of the daily readings at Mass these past 2 weeks have been about Elijah, too!
Holy Prophet Elijah, pray for little Elliott. Pray for all of his family, that they might be blessed with good health, kept safe, and live lives showered with the grace and goodness of God.