Sunday, January 20, 2008

El Shaddai

El Shaddai--means God Almighty. El points to the power of God Himself. Shaddai seems to be derived from another word meaning breast, which implies that Shaddai signifies one who nourishes, supplies, and satisfies. It is God as El who helps, but it is God as Shaddai who abundantly blesses with all manner of blessings.

This is a beautiful song that I have loved for a long time and was reminded of recently.

El Shaddai
sung by Amy Grant

Through your love and through the ram,
You saved the son of abraham;
Through the power of your hand,
Turned the sea into dry land.
To the outcast on her knees,
You were the God who really sees,
And by your might,
You set your children free.

For the rest of the lyrics, go here!

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