I’m a closet word freak.
There, I’ve said it. Words have always fascinated me. Meanings. Nuances. Detailed, cross-hair descriptiveness like a sniper’s scope.
Did you ever realize that Britney Spears is an anagram for Presbyterian? Or that Pepsi Cola is an anagram for Episcopal?
Lately, I’ve been hung up on the question ‘Do geese see God?’, which is the same sentence when spelled backwards. (Much like the fact that ‘stressed’ is ‘desserts’ spelled backwards…)
So, because I’m such a word freak, it’s become of utmost importance that we use the right words in our worship of God. Describing his character. His majesty. His glory.
As i was out jogging this morning, I got caught in a rain shower. (love it!). Funny thing is that I had just been reading and meditating on Psalm 29: "The God of glory thunders…his voice thunders over the mighty sea. His voice is lightning…People gather in the Temple and shout ‘glory’!".
It goes on to say that he bends and twists the oak and cedar trees…how cool is it that God’s glory is much like a hurricane that sweeps through the land in such a manner that everything in it’s path must bend to his power???
What metaphors have you found in Scripture that have special meaning to you? What pictures of God’s glory, mercy, protection, restoration, etc., have ministered to you?