Meira Raye

“God has graciously given our family a little sparkling jewel, Meira Raye, from whom we pray will emanate light – a light that will guide others to the True Light, Jesus Christ.  May the light in her eyes rejoice the hearts of all around her and may she be a glorious reflection of her Savior as she glows with brightness and cheerfulness, exhibiting the joy found only in Jesus.”
Her name, Meira, comes from a Hebrew word for light, brightness, and cheerfulness…used in the Bible in these references {Geneis 1:14-16, Proverbs 15:30}


These verses are not from Meira’s name but I used them in the blessing I wrote for her because they seem to go well with the meaning of her name and I think they are wonderful.

  • Malachi 3:16-17 – (Not about light…just the jewel, which sparkles kind of like a light 🙂 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels;
  • John 1:7-9 this “light” is from the Greek and not the Hebrew but is referring to John the Baptist who was a light but not THE light, so we can be like lights that point to the true LIGHT, JESUS!             ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The words for stars and shine in the following verse in Daniel are not the same word but it just reminds me of the same kind of meaning and it’s such a beautiful verse.  This is the picture I saw on a blog that made me think of it.  Isn’t it pretty?  I also like the verse in Proverbs 15:30 that I mentioned earlier, about the light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart…I guess meaning that when someone has that light in their eyes – that “aliveness” of a clear conscience toward God and man and purity of heart so to speak – that it causes others to be made glad and rejoice in their heart!


She has a great name!