“SHEKINAH” may well be my most favorite word, perhaps because about 6 years ago I actually had the unforgettable experience I’ve written of in the first line of this acrostic poem. One morning before I was fully awake, I realized I was softly speaking the word “Shekinah” ; although I was unfamiliar with it, I sensed it was holy and awesome.
There are various slightly different spellings for this Hebrew word, and oodles of information about the term which refers to God’s glory and presence (including that it may express the feminine aspect of God’s nature). Some religion experts argue it is not found in the Bible, only alluded to (seems a petty issue to me). Following my poem, I’ve included a few notes and links, if you’re interested.
Mostly, I’m praying some of you might catch a glimpse of the Shekinah glory—it could change your life 🙂
Shekinah, waking whisper on my lips…in last sigh of sleep
Holy Spirit ushers into new day God’s glory, exquisite presence ~
Everywhere I seek, I find angel maids leave gilded dust of loving-
Kindness, faithful mercy, words of His wisdom; free daily grace
Iridescent which glorifies, magnifies, praises and exalts the
Name Above All Names, the altogether lovely Lord Jesus Christ ~
And I would not miss a glimpse—pillars of cloud and fire, glimmer:
His Shekinah glory, radiant face yet unseen, Heaven’s King of Kings ~
© R L Cadillac, 2017 ~ All rights reserved.
DISCLAIMER: My faith is in Christ Jesus/Holy Bible. I write with no intent to judge other faiths/belief systems.
*Thompson Chain-Reference Bible (New Internat’l Version); Frank Charles Thompson, D.D. Ph.D ©1983–B.B. Kirkbride Bible Co. Inc; The Zondervan Corporation; page 1414 (2502/1469):
“The Shekinah, the supernatural light or cloud which appeared on the mercy seat, or atonement cover”… Ex 25:22, 40:35; Num 9:15-23, 10:11-36; Lev 16:2; 1Kings 8:10; 2 Ch 5:13; Ps 80:1; Isa 37:16; Eze 9:3
New American Standard Bible (The Open Bible Edition), Thomas Nelson Publishers ©1975, 1978:
“Shekinah—a word expressing the glory and presence of God”
Accompanied by cloud and/or fire: Num 9:15-23; Heb 12:18-21; Angels: Isaiah 6:1-4; Earthquake: Hag 2:21
Christ’s Divine Nature: Col 2:9; Nativity: Luke 2:0; Transfiguration: 2 Pet 2:17; Ascension: Acts 1:9; Return: Matt 24:94; Eternal habitation with saints: Rev 21:3
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