Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday's Word - Canaan.....

I came across the word "Canaan" recently while reading a passage in Genesis where Abram gave Lot his choice of land and Lot took what he thought was the best and Abram settled in the land of Canaan.  Of everything I read, that word "Canaan" just seemed to jump off the page at me. 
So, I did a bit of research.....

The root word that Canaan is derived from "kana" means:
humbled, subdued, brought down or into subjection

Living in the land of Canaan = reaching a blissful state of humility

And, one resource stated it might have meant "the land of purple".....
now being a lover of PURPLE, is it any wonder the word stood out to me...;-)

If you've known me for very long, via personally, or this blog.....
then, you know that a song came to mind, too.
I  this song.  
It brings back such sweet memories of the church I grew up in and singing it in the youth choir.  



Did y'all clap and sing along.....
and maybe tap your foot.....
and definitely SMILE?!?!?

HOPE everybody has a wonderfully blessed Wednesday!

Breathing in Grace,

4 comments:

  1. Neat study on the word! Love that song!

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  2. Oh yes, it is a clapping song for sure and a pat the old feet. Though these days I struggle to do both at the same time! LOL! Great post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Loved reading here today, Deb! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Hi Deb! What a lovely, peppy song! And I didn't know about the origins of Canaan, but it sure makes sense. Abram was such a humble guy, obedient and even gave over first choice of land. Thanks for the insight :)
    Wednesday blessings,
    Ceil

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24