The Secret for 2020 as seen in the picture is Good Will Hunting for as Pollyanna quoted Abraham Lincoln, “If You look for the bad in people you will surely find it.” In other words the hunt is on for 2020 and what will you be hunting for? Will it be a Hebrew letter KUF as is also seen in the picture above three times. After all Happy New Year has everything to do with the, Happy Texts.
The Happy text I came to understand this morning really shocked me as I had never thought of Isiah 6:3 as a Happy Text, but oh my is it. “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Going back to what Isiah had just experienced the Death of Uzziah his friend and a good king, the bad news from Isiah point of view was now he had Jotham as King and I can imagine Isiah was discouraged, yet God had be plans and this God encounter in Isaiah 6 really was Isiah’s Big Day.
What Isiah heard in Hebrew was, קָד֧וֹשׁ קָד֧וֹשׁ קָד֧וֹשׁ Qadosh, Qadosh, Qadosh. Isiah understood that word much differently than I did. That Kuf that begins and is the root of that word has much to do with potential glory and light it is the letter resh on its side the root of the Holy Spirit covering a Zayin, the Zayin is the idea of the, “light of God” reflecting back toward heaven and as it does it forms a crown that person walking covered in the Holy Spirit reflecting God’s Glory is what Isiah now understood is what he needed to hunt for – Good Will Hunting, Holy. Add the letter dalet-faithful servant, the letter vav the light of heaven connected to the letter Shin, a fire that burns for God, grace and symmetry.
That all started by the way when the Seraphim cried, “קָרָ֨א” another word that starts with a “Kuf”. I reflected this morning how holy crying can be in so many ways.
Hunting is a big part of all this and that is beyond cool when I learned this week that Isaac’s real reason for loving Esau more than Jacob was he had “Hunting in his mouth”. Gen 25:28 the Jews look at much differently than King James. Isaac was the son of the promise “יִצְחָק” as we spoke about last week his name had that Tzadik and also ends in a Kuf. That word translated venison in King James is “צַיִד”. Starts with a Tzadik and it means to hunt. What the Jews teach is that Isaac saw the potential for Esau to be a Good Will Hunter and Tzadik and that was what Isaac loved about his first born and that Isaac was that kind of Good Will Hunter.
Who do you know that is a Good Will Hunter? To bring out the glory of God in another person is truly Tzadik living- (righteous living).