A brief chat about I AM

Christmas greetings. We have begun a journey through the 23rd Psalm. We have been looking at the first line, 'The Lord is my shepherd.' We have seen that it would be translated literally as 'I AM is shepherding me.' For this Christmas edition I want to chat, oh so briefly, about I AM.

 

Have you considered the Lord’s response to Moses when asked 'who shall I say is sending me?' Tell them ‘I AM’ sent you. There are numerous different names of God in Hebrew that describe different parts of His nature and character, but He chooses to respond with this one, Yahweh. This name is so holy to Jewish people they will not say it. When writing it, they omit the vowels. This is His holiest name. It is also His covenant name. We have a covenant God who has entered into covenant with His children. This is the God who created all. This is the God who lives outside of time. This is the God who cannot be defined, who is so very different than us. When He says 'I AM', part of what that implies is 'you are not.' This is but a glimpse of Him, Who has reminded David in that cave that He is shepherding David.

 

Now, as we experience Christmas, let's remember that it was this same I AM who came to earth. I AM chose to be I AM among you. We call Him Immanuel, Jesus. What a gift!

 

Blessings,

Thomas

 

 

 

 

                                                “If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“ 

 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

 

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

 

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

 

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

1 Comment;

  • Rory & Dede Bochniak
    Rory & Dede Bochniak - December 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

    We so appreciate Robinson being a light in this very dark world. Imagine what a pleasant surprise it was to find the John 3:16 card in the pocket of my jacket!
    We will surely look for Robisnon products first for all of our outdoor needs.
    Thank you!
    The Bochniaks

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