Thursday, December 31, 2009

Shalom


For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
We all hear the word “Shalom” used a lot in greetings as we say hello to a love one or a goodbye as we leave. Did you also know that Jesus, who is also called The Prince of Peace means “Saar Shalom”, in Hebrew. You may have already known that the word "shalom" means peace. But in fact, if you research and study the word, you will see that it has several meanings in the Hebrew language. It is a very important word. Shalom means peace, completeness, prosperity, safety, contentment, health, blessing, and rest -- and not only that. Shalom is the common word for hello and goodbye. This is the reason and the season to speak “Shalom” {a blessing} over and over again to one another! But let us not stop there. Make the year 2010 the year of blessings so, when you greet someone or bid them a farewell by saying "Shalom", what you are actually doing is speaking all those blessings upon them -- and really, speaking over them the ultimate blessing, Jesus {The Prince of Peace}, the Savior of the World. Himself!

Shalom my friend,
Bill

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