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ONE WORD DEFINITION FOR "AMEN"

  Sometimes, parents bring their young children with them to my office.  During one such office meeting, the parents brought their bright little three year-old daughter with them.  At the end of the legal meeting, we all bowed our heads in prayer.  During the prayer, we committed the legal matter to God, among other things.   I kept the words of the prayer simple since the young daughter was present.  I finished the prayer “…in Jesus name, Amen.”  Afterwards, I asked the daughter, “Do you know what AMEN means?”  She responded, “DONE.”  One word:  Done… meaning, “the end of the prayer.” But her concise definition was richer in significance.
 
“Done” signifies so great a faith that God will answer the prayer that God’s action in response to the prayer is deemed as good as already done.  Hence, the saying “Consider it as good as done.”
 
This child’s simple definition of “amen” reminds me of the following Bible verses which near and dear to many a Christian:
 
“…whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive, and you will have.”  Mark 11:24
 
“…before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24

Amen!
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