A Good Reminder

Updated: Jul 27


The Shema is the Jewish confession of faith.

It is our belief too.

When I wrote the post, Not Just a Jewish Belief (click on title to read), I mentioned "mezuzahs." A mezuzah is a decorative container containing a small parchment scroll with the first two portions of the "Shema" liturgy written on it in Hebrew. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21.) Jewish people attach the mezuzah to the doorpost of their home to remind them of this belief:

Jesus told us this is the greatest commandment.

Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.'

Mark 12:29-30

In looking up pictures of mezuzahs for that post, I came across a mezuzah necklace and ordered one. I love it!


I have a beautiful artisan cross with a heart on it. And when wearing it I often finger it and remember the sacrifice Jesus made for me. I thank Him for the grace I've been given.

The mezuzah necklace is the same way for me. I'll be wearing it, sitting at my desk at work and I start playing with it. And I think, 'I love you God with all of my heart and soul and might.' It isn't a good luck charm. I don't believe in luck. The mezuzah necklace just reminds me of the Shema, the greatest commandment. It makes me take a moment during my day and think of Him.

Reminders are good. Smile.

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