May 25, 2012

Funny story to lighten your day.....

Driving my 12 year old son, Kyle to school this morning he was stressing about a poetry test he has to take this morning.  So we decided to pray.  I asked God to help Kyle recall all of the things he's studied about poetry then continued to pray for the rest of our family, church etc. When I ended the prayer Kyle looked at me and said,"Mom, why do we say amen? Is it like a "send" button that once we say amen if goes right to God?"   I just chuckled and told him that was a very good question but's not a send button.  I told him I would look it up and we could talk about it later.  Kyle did two things he didn't realize. He made me laugh and encouraged me to not just take things at face value. When we say "Amen" we are calling on the name of God.  Out of the mouths of babes...

This is what I found on the site. For those of you who are wondering. 

 Definition: Amen is an exclamation expressing agreement with a statement. At the end of a prayer it expresses the genuineness or truth of the petition or praise. Amen means "truly", or "fair dinkum". One of God’s names is "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness" (Rev 3:14).

Greek References: αμην ameen translated by Luke as αληθος aleethos, truly (Mark 9:1, Lke 9:27).

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