Updated: Mar 16
An escaped murderer, now an 80-year-old shepherd in a foreign desert, stood trembling before a blazing fire. But not an ordinary fire. This fire burned the bush without harming it!
His curiosity had ended up getting him the first face-to-face encounter with Jehovah Jireh in over 400 years.
"Yahweh--I AM THAT I AM." The Name Above All Names rang in his ears. He was the first and only human being to hear it. And certainly not the last.
The LORD [Yahweh], the LORD [Yahweh], a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love [chesed] and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6 ESV
The Name has four Hebrew letters: Yod י, Hey ה, Vav ו, Hey ה. The exact pronunciation has been lost, but the closest we have come to is "Yahweh." Others use, "Yehovah."
Every letter in the ancient Hebrew alphabet is a pictograph. Together, they share a much deeper meaning.
"Yod" is the picture of a hand. "Hey" means "Behold" or "Look." And "Vav" means nail or tent peg.
Do you see it yet? Let's see the full translation:
Behold the Nail. Behold the Hand.
Thank you, Yahweh for revealing Your Name! Show me how to keep my eyes on Yeshua day by day. Thank you for sending Your son to pay for my sin!