10 May 2017
Four Words ~ Thy
Greetings Dear Reader,
Pronouns have always been peculiar to me. They ebb and flow in their use and meaning. They are misused and even politicized. Pronouns change form over time as well.
Pronouns derive their meaning from context. It is one of the reasons they are so useful. Using then properly is important because the wrong pronoun can point us in the wrong direction. A plural pronoun used where there is a singular subject can be confusing. It is why using “their” to avoid gender specificity is inaccurate.
This tiny word “thy” is an archaic pronoun that means “your”. In context of the phrase we are building it refers to the Father. It points to the God of the Universe with three tiny letters. It signifies that the Father is the subject of what we are about to say.
At some level the Father should always be the subject of our purpose. He calls us home, reminding us that he is our Home. He asks that we follow his Son. He asks that we put love above all that we do.
It is with this word that we approach the Father and call to him. I must never let this tiny possessive pronoun cloud the understanding of the one I approach. I must always realize who it is I am addressing.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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