Yet another post - enough for you I hope Miss Mac!! :P
Branching out here... Hebrew is the coolest language ever! (just about as cool as French!) Had a couple of Hebrew lessons with a Mad one with the hope of getting beneath the surface of the Bible. This Mad, blogless girl (otherwise there would be a lovely hypertext link right about here) who is also of the theology student variety has been passing on exciting knowledge she's been gleaning from lectures. Anyhoo, I was informed that the very first word in the Old Testament (phonetically - bereshiit) usually translated as- "In the beginning" - (Unfortunately I couldn't get Hebrew fonts to appear on the blog so you can see the verse at the bottom of this page in Hebrew script.), literally translates as "in a beginning". "In a beginning" seems to communicate so much more, seems to infer continuity, existence before and after what we term as "the beginning" - For me tis a window into the mind-blowing concept of eternity... I guess our human minds are cantonné by time, the concept of time, the reality of time. Our lives are like grains of sand on the Sahara desert in the light of eternity... scaary...
And yet, these last few days, having un peu de temps on my hands, I've had time to reflect back and see how God's been shaping and working and changing and moving, underlying the little things, sweeping over the big things and suddenly it doesn't seem so scary. The God who said the word and the stars fell into place, our God who was and is and is to come... cares intimately about us -
Hebrew is a cooool language!