December 21, 2016
Once again, I am blown away by the massive amounts of wisdom I discover in the Bible.
Seriously, I have been reading in this book for almost four decades, and it never grows old, or tiresome.
Familiar passages suddenly reveal wisdom I never before saw, or even considered.
Talking with friends about this incredible book opens new understanding, new appreciation for little intimate details previously undetected.
When you think about it, the guys we read about in the Bible were pretty much like you and I.
Flawed, wondering, questioning, startled, afraid, overconfident, arrogant, proud, humiliated, strong, weak, intelligent, ignorant, seeing the invisible, blind to the obvious….
All being used in some mysterious way by an all powerful God that created them. His goal? That His children would display His perfect love to the rest of His creation, as they find pleasure in the sheer enjoyment of their maker.
This Word, that comes from God, is real food for that new life He planted in me. When I don’t eat, I get weak. Dull. Foggy.
The Life begins to slip into the background, the joy is forgotten, the world around me weighs me down. My eyes are blurred, my ears are plugged.
What is real?
If you don’t have the Life, your reality is different from mine.
If you haven’t tasted the flavor of Jesus, been gripped by His love simply by reading His words, felt his strength coursing through you when you know you are at your weakest, you are living in a world of happenstance.
Some have lived in only one world.
Some have lived in both.
The second one, for me, is the only one.
There is only one way to get to this second world, with its life, its fullness, its power, its joy.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If you come, he will feed you.