DID YOU KNOW: the Hebrew letter SHIN is the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is not just any letter, but shaped like a “W” in the English alphabet.
In Hebrew, this letter stands for one of the names of God… El Shadaii, the Almighty. It also stands for Shalom, the common Jewish greeting which means “perfect peace.” It is also the first letter in the Shekinah which was the Spirit of God that descended upon the earthly tabernacle of the Israelites, the Ruach Ha Kodesh, the consuming fire, and amazingly enough the letter also looks like a fire.
2 Chronicles 6:6 “But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there;”
2 Kings 21:4 “And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.”
In Jerusalem, you have Mount Zion, Mount Moriah, and the Mount of Olives. In between you have the Valley of Hinnom, the Tryopoeon Valley, and the Kidron Valley. Guess what an aerial view of Jerusalem looks like? It looks like the letter Shin, the symbol of The Almighty!
But there is another place where you will find the letter “SHIN”.
God’s Name is not only written in the land of Israel, but physically on our hearts! Ironically, it also has the shape of the lettet SHIN on a human heart. The lower, larger left ventricle (which supplies the full body) and the smaller right ventricle (which supplies the lungs) are positioned like the lines of the letter Shin.
Humanity has the undeniable mark of being God’s creation. Each of us have to choose whether to give our hearts totally to Him or not. But, when we do, and the enemy comes against us, God can in effect say, “You can’t have them, because My Name is written there!”
TODAY: let this remind us that we are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart as you are marked by El Shadaii, God Almighty.