G is for Giver of Life

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 G
Giver of Life is a name of God.  He gives life in the sense that all living things were made by him.  (My post for C is about God as Creator.)  He also gives spiritual or eternal life.  This is not something, which happens only after we die (as in life after death), but something, which begins in this life and continues after death.

God is used as a name.  Many prayers begin, “O God” or “O God, our heavenly Father” or “O God” followed by a description of who God is or what He has done.  Examples of these prayers may be found in the Book of Common Prayer or in more modern language in Common Worship.  They are known as collects and one is set for each Sunday and Holy Day in the Christian year.

Great is a word, which has become popular.  God is truly great.  A favourite hymn begins

Great is thy faithfulness, O God our Father,

Great is thy faithfulness

Great is thy faithfulness

I have mentioned this hymn in a post about a flower festival I was fortunate to be present at last summer.

In case you haven’t time to click I am posting the photo again with another showing details of God’s provision at harvest time.

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Detail from Great is thy faithfulness

 

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4 thoughts on “G is for Giver of Life

  1. Hi Sue – I love Church Flower festivals and seeing flowers in Church … God is the Giver of Life … cheers Hilary

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