Our days are getting shorter. We can generally count on snow in this area but in the southern hemisphere, they are counting daffodils.
In North America, November is National Beard day or No Shave Month as (presumably) men grow beards to make a statement about men’s cancer. Meanwhile, the Australians grow a mustache.
November also celebrates National Men make dinner day on the first Thursday, National Housewife day on the 3rd and world diabetes day on the 14th.
- Other November remembrances include:
- The opening of the Erie Canal on November 4, 1825.
- The Suez Canal on November 17, 1869.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
- Discovery of the Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamen on November 26, 1922.
- The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
And all of this happened in the month of the wrong name. Did you know November means nine? Yes, it kept its name as novem (meaning nine) when the Romans added January and February to the calendar. Yes, November is the month of the wrong name. It is actually the 10th month of the year.
Have you been misnamed or misinterpreted by your family, your friends or your workmates? Do not let it disturb you, friends. You are more than what people call you. You are what you make of yourself while you rest in the hands of God, the God who knows your name…beloved.
Just as He says in Hosea, Those who were not My people I will call My people, and her who was not beloved [I will call] My beloved. (Romans 9:25, AMP)
Prayer- Thank you, God, that even when we are wrongly named or misunderstood by those around us, that you still remember our real name and use it when you speak of us as your beloved. Amen.