Wednesday, November 2, 2011


"Blessed be The Lord, The God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Let the people say Amen." ~Psalm 106:48

One of the most widely known words on earth is amen.
However, is it's meaning that widely known?

Contrary to the thoughts of my youth...

it does not mean the prayer just ended or it's time to go to Luby's...(although ironically, both used to occur as soon as the word was uttered.)

Amen is a Hebrew word, that means, “surely, indeed, truly.”
It comes from a root form, aman, which signifies “to be firm, steady, trustworthy, faithful.”

So, in English, what you and I are saying, when we say "Amen" is...
"May the Lord answer you when you are in distress,
may The Name of The God of Jacob protect you. "~Psalm 20:1


God, Thank You for the depth of Your Words.

In His Dust,

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