A is for Almighty God

This April on Sue’s Trifles the theme is the names of God.  There may be more than one name for some of the letters.  There may be others I have omitted.  I hope that by going through the alphabet together we may learn more about the nature of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Letter AAdonai is a Hebrew word found in the Old Testament.  Its English equivalent is Lord.

Almighty God is a phrase often used in prayers.  The Book of Common Prayer has collects (prayers) for Sundays, Saints days and other occasions.  Many of these address God in his way.  There is a song about “our God”, sung mostly by children, with the line “There is nothing that He cannot do”.   That sums up Almighty.  Many people find it hard to understand how there can be so much injustice in the world if there really is a God, who is almighty.  There are no easy answers.  Studying the Bible (and other books) helps to find a perspective, which leads to understanding.  Everyone has to live their own life and make their own peace with God.

Advocate is a word, which is used in the context of courts of law.  It is someone, who speaks for another, pleading a case.  The Holy Spirit is described as an Advocate.

Further reading:

Holy Bible (If you do not possess one there are online resources and free translations for Kindle.)

Paradoxology

How can it be all right when everything is all wrong?

Forgetful Heart by Lucy Mills, who is taking part in the A to Z Challenge.

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20 thoughts on “A is for Almighty God

  1. Hi Sue – the words mean what we take them to mean … and yes we do make our own peace and understand life as we see it … Cheers Hilary

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  2. I taught Sunday School and this was the curriculum – the names of God. So many! And the more languages you hit, the more there are, really… Great theme choice!

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  3. Excellent topic Sue for the A to Z. We need to be reminded of the Almighty who has power to crush us if he willed yet He chooses to use that power for love.
    Happy A to Zing

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  4. Wonderful start and such a blessing. I can’t wait to read more on the names of God. I will feel like I am a worship service everytime I stop by.

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