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2 Corinthians 1:18-22


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2 Corinthians 1:18-22


By Lois Parker Edstrom

You may have heard someone in your congregation say it. You may have said it yourself at the end of a prayer or sung it at the end of a hymn. I’m talking about the word “amen.” Do you know what that word means?

Yes, when we say amen it means that we agree. Amen is an affirmation, a positive thing that means I’m with you – what you say is true.

In the Bible the Apostle Paul tells us, “… through him is the Amen, to the glory of God …” (1:20).

Paul is talking about Jesus Christ, how he brought God’s love to the world; to each one of us. That is a very good thing and we can say “amen” to that.

We read the Bible, sing, and pray as a way to praise and thank God. At the end of a Bible reading, or at the end of a prayer or song, we say “amen.” We all agree that it is right to thank and praise God.

Think about it. We see the glory of God in the beauty of our world. Beauty is all around us and the beauty of God’s Spirit lives in our hearts. We experience and feel God’s Spirit in the love we have for others and how that love comes back to us.

We have a choice to grumble or look around and thank God through Jesus Christ for love and for life.

Yes, amen means we agree. We agree with God, with what God has created and what he offers to us. Amen to love and beauty.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan