YADA: To perceive, understand, acquire knowledge, know, discern, to be known, make oneself known, to be familiar, to distinguish between right & wrong.
YADAH: to acknowledge the nature & work of God - ie. praise, sing, give thanks, speak out, confess
Saturday, December 14, 2013
let every heart prepare Him room, & heaven and nature sing!
"John Calvin, he wrote it like a reviving breath - that every human being is "formed to be a spectator of the created world and given eyes that he might be led to its author ... first [to] cast our eyes upon the beautiful fabric of the world in which [God] wishes to be seen by us ... As soon as we acknowledge God to be the supreme architect, who has erected the beauteous fabric of the universe, our minds must necessarily be ravished with wonder at His infinite goodness, wisdom and power."
- Ann Voskamp, The Greatest Gift
John 1:1-5 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Psalm 19 1-6 (NIV)
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.