Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
(Genesis 2:7; DBY).
Our God, our Lord:
Our Maker, stronghold,
Shield, and sword,
We bow before you,
Silent, awed –
2. El Chuwl,
The God who gives us birth:
You nurture us
Each day, on earth;
Our soul, our pearl
Beyond all worth –
3. Yahweh Roi,
The Shepherd God:
You comfort us
With staff and rod
Along the way
That Jesus trod –
All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
(Jude 1:25; NLT).
1. Elohim: The Creator
Thou art great, Jehovah Elohim; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee (2 Samuel 7:22; DBY).
These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens (Genesis 2:4; DBY).
God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27; NLT).
Jehovah Elohim is a sun and shield (Psalm 84:11; DBY).
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9; RSV).
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you (Deuteronomy 32:18; NIV).
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow (James 1:17; NLT).
2. El Chuwl: The God who gave you birth
You forgot the God who gave you birth (Deuteronomy 32:18; NIV).
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God (Psalm 90:2; CSB).
Who held back the sea behind partitions when it burst forth from my womb? (Job 38:8; TIB).
Will I, who causes others to give birth, not also give birth myself, says the Lord? Will I, who bestows generation upon others, be barren myself, says the Lord your God? (Isaiah 66:9; CPDV).
For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NIV).
“As truly as God is our Father, so truly God is our Mother” (Julian of Norwich).
3. Yahweh Roi: The Lord is my Shepherd
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:1-4; KJV).
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (John 10:11; NLT).