Thursday, November 18, 2010

no matter what.

a bit of original word language for you to ponder today... 

early 13c., from O.Fr., noun use of servant  "serving, waiting,"prp. of servir  "to attend, wait upon" (see serve). Meaning"professed lover, one devoted to the service of a lady" is frommid-14c. In N.American colonies and U.S., the usual designation for "slave" 17c.-18c. (in 14c.-15c. and later in Biblical translationsthe word often was used to render L. servus Gk. doulos  "slave").Public servant  is attested from 1670s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper 

being a servant sometimes comes as a punishment to some, to others it's just a way of life, a way to survive.  a feeling you don't have the choice to be one. stuck.  as an American i tend to think of a servant as someone who just begrudgingly goes about the chores of the day.  
"you asked me to do what?"
"nope, i'm not going to give that to you."
"i will look dumb, if i do that."

"do i have to?"
"i have rights, i can do that if i want!"
"i'm busy"
"everyone else survives this way.. i'm going to too!"

it hurts my heart as to how many times i have screamed those words at the One who loves me so dearly.  the One that i'm supposed to be serving. 

a servant.

to wait.
to attend, wait upon.
professed lover.

Then the LORD said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years 
as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,

be blessed today my quiet readers, i know your there!!  God loves you so much and nothing you do or don't do can EVER change that love!

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