God also decided to use the Shin ש, this small humble marking, to carve His name into His chosen city, Jerusalem. 1 Kings 11:36 (NIV) I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name. This scripture is not figuratively speaking but literal. On the map below, follow the valleys, shaded in gray, to see God's signature upon Jerusalem:
Although I found this to be a huge revelation, it is a known fact though out all Israel. The Shin ש over Jerusalem is formed by the three valleys that run through it, the Hinnom (on the left), the Tyropoeon (down the middle), and the Kidron (on the right). Amos 4:12-13 (NIV) He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth - the LORD God Almighty is his name. It is only El-Shaddai, God Almighty, who can do such amazing wonders. He is an almighty, all powerful, unlimited-authority, omnipotent God. No words come close to describing His infinite wonder.
Curiosity still lingered within my spirit: God Chose the Shin to represent His name, El-Shaddai, and He chose Jerusalem to write this name upon. So if we are called by His name and He has formed us, would He sign His name upon us? Isaiah 43:7 (KJV) Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Next Week I'll share what He revealed to me.
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Throughout Psalm 119 the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are listed. the Shin is posted at 119:161.