Sarah is Jewish, French, and English, from the Hebrew word sarah meaning “princess, royal, noble one.” Sara is the English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish form of Sarah. The word “noble” means to have eminence and to show high moral qualities. The urban dictionary describes this more specifically: a princess is one who carries herself with poise and dignity. She listens attentively, and when she speaks, she chooses her words carefully. She exercises control over her emotions and makes choices based on what’s right rather than on how she feels. She also thinks of others, trusts herself, is humble and doesn’t demand or expect special treatment from others. She is kind and generous. This is a far cry from the spoiled princess that we often hear about! A Hindu proverb says: “There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self.” And Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote: “True love ennobles and dignifies.” You are here to ennoble others and to call out their own nobility. Genesis 17:15-16 says: “God said unto Abraham: “As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be….I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her.” Be not a spoiled princess, but rather, be noble in character and you will be a true princess.
Pass this on to a Sarah you know.