B E H O L D!

We knew the staghorn was blooming again.     The shock of seeing it as we drove in after walking our little dog in the forestry, with sunlight and shadows dancing across the hillside caused me to think of the Biblical Word   BEHOLD!.    

      In the Bible when this word was used in the original text for me it always meant more than just look or pay attention.  It has a Divine or gobsmacked (modern Divinely important. terminology) quality about it. 

    This word behold was only used eight times in the King James Version/New King James Study Bible but every Time has a quality of much more than attention seeking or  look at this.    

         The scriptures are:     Ecc.11:7        Truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun,      

 (know that the sun is God’s Holy indication the night is over and the new day begun.) This has profound implication in our lives where storms and heartaches can be a normal road we follow.  ‘But after the darkness the sun always rises again). 

The verb behold means ‘to see or observe someone or something of remarkable or an impressive nature.  The synonyms somehow to me do not reflect in a Biblical concept The Glory of God in the ordinary.   

The eight times the word behold is used in scripture ecc:11:7, Song of Sol:1:15, Is: 7:14, Isa:40:9 ,

John 1:36 John 17:24, John 19:5,  1:John 3:1

My favourites John 1 36 Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  I believe John the Baptist was Gobsmacked when he saw his cousin walking towards him    Suddenly, he had a revelation.

             Look! Somehow does not express the shock of the moment.

1 John 3;1 has the same shocked overtones of reality.   Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called children of God,   Therefore the world does not know us, because it  did not know Him.  

     Be Blessed in this day and meditate on what you can BEHOLD or marvel in your life that takes your breath away not just grabs your attention.


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to B E H O L D!

  1. C.A. Post says:

    Really love this particularization of the word, Behold!
    Although I usually prefer the ESV, the KJV’s “Behild” always did seem to convey something more than, “hey, look at this.” 🙂
    That said, it has also been MANY years since I read the word, “gobsmacked!”
    THAT brings almost as profound a sense as “Behold‼️“
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s