Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— who always was, who is, and who is to come Rev. 4:8b

My Abba Father is Holy.

This is a verse which over the years has taken me into His presence. The Hebrew word for Holy is hagios. In considering scripture, I have often found it particularly useful to examine the words etymology – that, is the origins of a word. This is especially true for the word Holy. It comes from a the word hagos and is related to:hagnos meaning exciting reverence and pure and thalpō related to warm, keep warm and 2) to cherish with tender love, to foster with tender care

So now before you all go to sleep 🙂 on me.

My Abba Father is to be approached with an exciting reverence or veneration. The same kind of thing veneration that we might see when a child runs into the arms of their daddy after dad has been at work all day. Running with their arms outstretched, a great big smile and jumping into his arms. My Abba Father is pure. He knows what we need and when we it. – Even it seems like it is taking to long to me 😉 – My Abba Father is always there to cherish you and me with His tender love. His love keeps my heart and soul warm and tender. For all that to be true, my Lord Jesus Christ left His throne at the right hand of the Father, so that I could have a relationship with Him.

Jesus – who was – He was with me in the difficult times of the past.

Jesus – who is – He has my back and walks beside me today.

Jesus – who is to come – who one day soon I will meet in clouds. He walks before me into my future. He is my bright and shining light into my tomorrows.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty— who always was, who is, and who is to come.


Today I am thankful for:

  • My Abba Father
  • Puppies that wrestle on the floor
  • Red cardinals and Bluejays that took turns sharing the food in the bird feeder this morning
  • Small successes
  • The love of my family