Thursday, January 22, 2009


A friend of mine, Melissa, shared with me not too long ago a word that God had given her: Breathe. It keeps coming up all around me; in scripture I'm reading, sermons, and the fact that I have to breathe in order to be alive. We watched a Rob Bell Nooma video about it last night even. Let me share some thoughts with you:
In Hebrew, God's name is Y,H,V,H (in English we'd pronounce this as "Yod, Heh, Vav, Heh."
Rob Bell - "Some pronounce the name 'Yahweh' or 'Yahveh', although in many traditions the name isn't even pronounced, because it's considered so sacred, so mysterious, so holy. In fact, the ancient rabbis believed that these letters actually functioned kind of as vowels in the Hebrew language. They believed that they were kind of breathing sounds and that ultimately the name is simply unpronounceable because the letters together are essentially the sound of breathing. Yod, Heh, Vav, Heh. Is the name of God the sound of breathing?"
He then talks about how the first and last things you do in life are to take a breath.
The very first and last thing we do in life is speak our creator's name. Isn't He amazing?


Melissa said...

This continues to make its way into my life every day! This morning I read this: Psalm 39:5-You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you at best, each of us is but a breath.

So after what we're learning about this and reading the above verse, what does that make us then?! If we are but a breath...

Kris said...

hey, 2 in a day?

this one even better than the last.


katdish said...

Wow. That was so good I'm not even gonna make a Rob Bell joke. That's a pretty big deal...

katdish said...

Just to tell ya, I've immortalized you in Cartoon Form