This was something I wrote for the February 2019 issue of Priceless magazine.
I decided to share with you, as Easter is coming up. 🙂
In Exodus 3, God reveals Himself to Moses in a burning bush and tells him to go lead Israel out of Egypt. Moses asks, “When they ask me who sent me, what am I supposed to tell them?” God tells Moses to tell them I AM sent him.
In the Hebrew, I AM is YHVH (pronounced something like “Yode Hey Vav Hey”). Yode is the symbol for hand. Hey has the idea of looking or beholding. Vav means a nail. God’s holy name YHVH can be translated as “Behold, the hand. Behold, the nail.”
Jesus’ hands were nailed to the cross so that we wouldn’t have to be separated from God from eternity. He died because He loved us. And God the Father knew this would happen way back when He was talking to Moses. So He told Moses to call Him YHVH.
God’s name spells love.