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Philippians 4:8 "Finally brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure,acceptable, or commendable."

Monday, September 17, 2007

God's Name is Jehovah Shammah

My God is an awesome God with many names, and His names show His character. Jehovah Shammah is the one I want to discuss today. Jehovah Shammah means, "The Lord is there." Simple but wonderful. God is here with me day in day out. Here are just a few thoughts I had about this as I was thinking about it.

Jehovah Shammah...
Before the sun, the moon, the stars, and the earth was created, God was there.
When Adam and Eve at the forbidden fruit, God was there.
When Abraham left his home and the only lifestyle he had ever known to become a nomad, God was there.
When Sarah was barren and couldn't have a baby, God was there.
When Lot was rescued from Sodom and Gommorah, God was there.
When Abraham was about to sacrifice his only son, God was there.
When Jacob tricked Isaac and stole Esau's blessing, God was there.
When the Israelites were trapped between the Red Sea and the Egyptians, God was there.
When David faced Goliath with just a small stone, God was there.
When Christ hung on the cross to save us from our sins, God was there.
When the twin towers fell, God was there.
When hurricane Katrina came ashore, God was there.
When the doctor told me my son had cerebral palsy, God was there (he was the one holding me up).
When my son took his first steps (even though they said he might never), God was there.
When cancer or other illness strikes, God is there.
When you lose a loved one, God is there.
When you lose your job, or can barely make ends meet, God is there.

Jehovah Shammah - praise you for always being "there" no matter where that is for us. No matter the trial or celebration God is always with us.

May God Bless you and your family.