My name is Aaron Ybarra, named after Aaron the brother of Moses,
sent by God to help the prophet when he doubted himself.
He acted as Moses’ mouthpiece before Pharaoh.
As soon as they were out of Egypt however,
Aaron kinda went crazy.
Under pressure from his peers,
he built a golden idol while Moses was away
and claimed that it just kinda happened
when caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
He and Miriam also talked smack on Moses while
he was in the tent with the presence of God.
And died in the wilderness.
My name means “lofty, high, exalted, mountain.”
Fitting now that I am in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina.
In the Bible, there is a lot in a name.
Nothing is lost.
What can we learn from this?
What is my legacy?
I am a helper. I am a spokesperson.
I am also suggestible and can fly off the handle
when not under careful supervision.
I am a leader but also a born follower.
I need a mentor and a guide
to help me be a fully realized me.
So, Jesus empower me to speak,
to evangelize, to help, and come beside.
Guard my tongue and my heart.
Rid my heart of deception.
Let me own my issues.
Cleanse me of all pride.
Keep me pure of influences that would
have me make an ass out of myself.
As the song says,
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above.”