Former Hillsong singer/worship leader TAYA (who sang the beautiful rendition of "Oceans") is a new mom!
Taya shared not only the vital stats of the baby, but also gave us a delightful background into the meaning of Bo's name:
Born 10/20/23, 8:15AM
9lbs, 22.5 inches
Big hands, big feet & a good set of lungs!
‘The command form of go or come’
BENAIAH (BEN-EYE-AH / BEN-NIGH-YAH)
GAUKRODGER (GOOD-LUCK ;)
God has been beyond kind —
Bo is such a joy-filled little boy, Ben is the most incredible Dad and I’m forever ruined in the best way ha.
It is all a gift, thank You Jesus.
Y’all know I love the details and the #GodIncidences so the story of Bo’s name continues below👇🏼
Back to the newborn bubble for me☺️🍼😘
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Growing up with a common surname, my parents were quite intentional in selecting our first names, so much so that we each grew up knowing the origin and meaning behind our own.
Fast forward to 3 years ago, Ben & I started discussing kids names as we needed to start the convo early because he liked traditional names and my name is Taya so yeah 😂🙌🏻
As we laughed and baulked at each others suggestions we decided to stop and ask God for a name, and left it at that.
Not long after, I woke up one morning with a strong prompting to google the word “BO” in Hebrew, spelt exactly like that. This has only happened one other time.
And it read,
‘ Bo (בֹּא—in Hebrew) the command form of "go," or "come.” ‘
In the Bible, names located people, identifying what was going on at the time and were then powerfully spoken over individuals again & again each time their names were called - both good and bad.
Children are a heritage from the Lord and we believe they’re to stand on their parent’s shoulders going further than we did, in all the ways. I was a tad hesitant about what the Lord would ask of our son especially because Ben and I have some pretty crazy stories to tell of Gods leading & faithfulness,
But I see Gods kindness in Bo’s name.
That before his first breath, we were to remember that ultimately he belongs to the Lord.
Whatever God asks of him through his life, we are to encourage obedience to the Lord in all things, reiterated each time we say his name.
He is to be a man under authority, the authority of Almighty God
It is an honour to be your parents Bo, we love you beyond X
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Taya is best known for her work as a member of the Australian worship band, Hillsong United. Taya sang the band's hit song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)", which reached the top of the Billboard Christian Songs, eventually winning the band several awards. As of September 2023 Taya is no longer a member of Hillsong church.