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Thursday, June 13, 2013

I AM: יה-וה

"So, Moses said unto God: Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I am has sent me to you" (Exodus 3:13, 14).

The bishop Beveridge illustrates, so fabulous, one of the names by which God chose for himself: "I AM".  He did not say, I am your light, your guide, your strength or tower, but only, I AM. He placed his hands, such as that in white, so that people could write, under them, what they wanted.

As if he were saying: are they weak? I am strong. Are they poor? I am rich. Are they in trouble? I am distress. Are they sick? I am health. Are they dying? I am eternal life. They have nothing? I am everything. I am wisdom and power. I am justice and mercy. I am grace and goodness. I am glory, beauty, holiness, perfection, eternity. The Lord, I AM.

The Lord is everything to us. He is the reason for our joy and happiness. He is our Lord and Savior, the companion for all hours and all the circumstances. Without Him we are nothing and without him we can do nothing.

He is the bread which came down from heaven, the source from which we drink and never thirst, the Rock where we signed in, the most precious treasure that we bring stored in the chest.

When the sorrows of life in reach, he animates us and fills us with joy. When the struggles begin to get us forces, he strengthens our hope. When our path seems surrounded by darkness and disappointments, He is the Light that leads us to victory desired.

He and, yes, the God I AM. And our happiness is guaranteed when I AM and our God, when we believe in his care and protection, when we turn our lives.

By Paulo Barbosa
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