Early one Saturday
morning, after we got home from a mission trip to
, God awakened Bill, and impressed on his heart to change the name of our “group” from The
Murks to Myrrh. Amazingly
enough, when Bill told the rest of the family about the idea, they loved it.
When we went to scripture to discover more about Myrrh, we were astounded. The
scriptural uses for Myrrh go hand in hand with the theme of our ministry! Here
are just a few of the things we found:
Myrrh is an oil to be used as a balm for healing (Isaiah 61:1-3)
Myrrh is used to anoint someone for service to the King (Esther 2:12)
When burned as incense, myrrh is a
symbol of prayers rising to heaven. Liquid myrrh was used in the making of the
holy anointing oil for the anointing of the priests and the articles of the
“…It will be the sacred anointing
oil. Then use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony”.
“All your robes are fragrant with
myrrh…the music of the strings makes you glad”.
“Thanks be to God, who…through us spreads everywhere the
fragrance of the knowledge of Him.”
We asked several close friends and people we
highly respect to help us carefully look for any negatives about this decision.
One of the first things we thought could be confusing, was that there is a
Christian label called Myrrh Records. Just recently, though, they merged with
Word Records, and are no longer using the name. We sincerely asked God to close
the door if it was not His will to make this change, but at every turn, He kept
confirming it to us by swinging doors wide open, and accomplishing things with