OMOJESUS, what is in a name

This is my first post on this weblog.

OmoJesus” is interpreted as ‘child of Jesus’ in a Nigerian language, called Yoruba. Ever since I heard someone bearing the name, it stuck so much in my mind, ringing a bell everyday / every time I remember a desire I heard ever since – putting up a website where I can publish inspirational stuffs for the benefit of everyone.

Sometime ago, I went to visit someone. As we walked from the gate to the front door, we bumped into their neighbor, who was on his way out with his son. My host used the opportunity to introduce me to the boy, whose name is OmoJesus. What impressed me so much about the boy is the way he introduced himself. “Hello sir, I am OmoJesus”, he said, as he extended his right hand out for a handshake. I shook the boys hand, but could feel the assurance of his introduction in his voice. The young one sounded as if he was completely sure of himself that indeed, he was OmoJesus. For a split second, I felt as if Jesus really had a son, and he was standing in front of me. The boy wasted no time in telling me how old he was, what school he attended, what grade he was in, and what passage of the Bible he read that particular morning. His father quickly interrupted the young one’s talk, by saying, “Pastor, uncle just came for a visit”.

Later I asked my host about the boy, and I got a handful of information. Here was a little boy who had become the name he was given in every sense of the word. OmoJesus was an Omo Jesus in all walk and play, he is the one his classmates ran to for help; he is the favorite of his teachers and most intelligent boy in class; he is the pastor of his own family and always looking for who to pray for. My host told me that due to the spiritual seriousness of the boy, his parents have had to buckle up their spiritual belts and draw near to God – as they are totally surprised that just a nick name could have so much positive effect on their last born.

The challenge I received was how a young boy could radiate so much with the knowledge of who he was, just because of the name he was given. I decided I would name my own son OmoJesus, and before then would become one myself.

And since I had been looking for an avenue to write and publish positive and inspirational material, I thought about launching off with OmoJesus.

I hope and pray this effort will yield much fruit, could become a Christian forum and community where people could find a positive word to make their day and inspire them into greater heights.

Happy reading.


Ayotokunbo Ajewole, an engineer, an avid writer, and blogger (a.k.a OmoJesus)

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