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Matthew McConaughey Shares How His Son Was Named Levi

God blessed actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, with a little boy. As his son’s birthday approached, the star opened up about how the Bible inspired him to choose the name Levi.

Matthew is pretty outspoken about his Christian faith. But it wasn’t always that way. The star admits he drifted away from faith when he first became famous. He stopped going to church all together, caught up in life as a Hollywood superstar.

But Camila’s devotion to Christ reminded him of what really matters. He was inspired to return to his faith, and even had his favorite Bible verse (Matt. 6:22) engraved on his wedding band as a way of honoring the person who brought him back to Christ. “The light of the body is the eye; if then your eye is true, all your body will be full of light.”

That same verse played a huge role in Matthew’s life while he and Camila were expecting. The couple decided against finding out the gender of their baby. So, they had a list of seven names to choose from. He said, "Levi’s another name for Matthew in the Bible. We had talked about possibly Matthew, Jr. if he was a boy.”

But soon after the doctor announced to the couple they’d had a boy it became clear Levi was the perfect fit. After spending some time cuddling with their precious baby boy, the doctor handed them a card to fill out with the boy’s chosen name. Listed on the card was their son’s birth time—exactly 6:22pm. And with the time perfectly matching his favorite verse, the Bible inspired Matthew McConaughey to decide on Levi!

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