Those four letters spell out something simple and profound. How many times do we say “amen” in our mass or church service? Is it one of those holy words we say in rote memorization without really thinking about the significance?
The word “Amen” is our solemn affirmation. When we utter “Amen” we are acknowledging to God, to ourselves and to others that we are believers. While we are accustomed to “Amen” in our places of worship, how often do we say it aloud in our everyday lives?
All around us, every day we are blessed to walk on this earth, there is evidence of our Creator. We are witnesses to His glory when we see the vast ocean stretched out from the shoreline, or the gentle snowfall that lands beautifully sculpted on the pine trees. Do we recognize that He created all of it for our behalf? If so, can we whisper amen in recognition of His glory?
In the midst of personal struggles, do we feel enveloped in the Savior’s loving arms? If we have sinned against Him or someone else, do we feel His tender mercy as we are forgiven? When we feel loved, when we are freed in His forgiveness, should we say “Amen” as confirmation? Whether we utter the word quietly to ourselves, or joyfully proclaim it out loud, we recognize God as giver of it all.
We are showered in God’s grace all the moments of our lives. We acknowledge His power, love, mercy, and glory each and every time we say “Amen”.