I’ve always liked how Jesus’ mandarin name is 耶稣 in Mandarin which phonetically sounds like His Hebrew name, Yeshua.
But today, whilst watching “Daredevil” on Netflix (I know it is gory ^^” Comicbook geek here), there was a prop with a Japanese word which was in archaic Mandarin too. I thought I recognised the word but wanted to double check.
稣 means ‘revive’ and was definitely picked not merely for phonetic reasons. 🙂
– to restore to life or consciousness
– to quicken or renew in the mind; bring back
– to reanimate or cheer (the spirit, heart, etc., or a person
Jesus revives and today, on Easter Sunday, we are revived indeed because He has risen from the dead and HE IS LORD 🙂
He has restored us to life from a fallen world, to consciousness of how good our Daddy God is and how much He loves us. He has renewed our minds and given us wisdom. The HS teaches us all things now. And He has reanimated our spirit and our heart because the JOY of the LORD is our strength and HOPE never fails!
Also, 稣 Su1 is a pictogram of a fish 鱼 yu2 and grain 禾 he2. Does this not remind you of Jesus’ feeding the crowds with just 5 loaves (grain) and 2 fishes? Oh Jesus feeds us with all that He is.
When we partake in the communion, we remember His body broken for us (the bread/ grain) & His blood poured out for us (wine) & we remember that HE IS RISEN.
HAPPY EASTER!!! Be greatly blessed in every area of your life!
Thank you for the sharing! I thought it is interesting to know the character 耶 has a meaning Father.
With this, Jesus is the Father’s restoration and revival.
A bit far fetched in connecting but I am reminded of the verse 2 Corinthians 5:18Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
18 And the all things [are] of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and did give to us the ministration of the reconciliation,