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Colin and the Resumption of Peace Talks

| sun, august 1, 2010 |


Colin is a male given name. Colin is usually pronounced /ˈkɒlɪn/ (realized as [ˈkɑlɪn] in the US), although General Colin Powell chooses to use /ˈkoʊlɪn/. Like many given names, it has multiple origins, including:

+ an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Cailean" or "Coileain", meaning "whelp", "cub", or "young pup";
+ a diminutive form of "Colle", a short French form of Nicholas (Greek), meaning "victorious people";
+ a development of the Norse name "Koli", meaning "dark", a Middle English surname given to those living on property whose ownership was disputed;
+ from the Latin name Columba, meaning "dove", which is also sometimes considered the source of "Cailean".[1]

As I look at the different origins of the name Colin, I can't help but see the connection of a "people living on property whose ownership was disputed", something that the nations and leaders of the world have continued to use in connection to the Palestinians, and the land that the Palestinians (and the world) say that they are owed. It is safe to say that those who ignore history believe the Land of Israel is disputed land and that the Palestinians are living on property whose ownership is disputed.

I find it also intriguing that Colin comes from the Latin name Columba, meaning "dove", the symbol for peace.

Columba has 5 variant forms: Collie, Colly, Colombe, Columbia and Columbine.[2]

One of Columba's variant forms is Columbia. Columbia is the poetic name for the Americas and the feminine personification for the United States of America.[3] Taking a look at the "peace talks", it is the United States of America that is heading up the "peace/dove" process for a "people living on property whose ownership is disputed".

The Land is only disputed from a worldly perspective and not from the perspective of JEHOVAH. HE will forever honor the Covenant HE personally made with Abraham. As far a peace, peace will come to Jerusalem when JESUS CHRIST comes to rule and reign.

With the next named storm in the Atlantic to be named Colin, and with this storm having the distance from land to really build up strength, I wouldn't be surprised to see this storm target the USA in accordance with the pressure that the Obama administration is placing on Israel and the Palestinians to restart talks. I will be paying close attention to the news that comes out of Israel as this system in the Atlantic continues to develop.

As always, I present this for prayerful consideration.

God Bless, daniel

1Colin (given name) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_(given_name)
2Columba - name meaning, origin http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Columba
3Columbia (name) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name)