Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Frankenstein!

Last night I was moving my truck. Living downtown I have the great honor of worrying about the parking meter lady giving me a ticket if my car is not moved off the street by 8am. And since I’m no morning person I move it at night to the parking garage to avoid the beautiful sight of a pink ticket on my windshield. I’m listening to this Christian radio show and hear this lady on the phone weeping. She says that she and her husband were fighting and that she was just praying that God would comfort her. She said she was reading Proverbs 14 and 15 and felt like God was in the room with her, comforting her. Have you ever had one of these experiences? The reason I study my bible in my apartment and not at the coffee shop like so many other cool people is because I have had several of these experiences. You know, you are reading something and it’s as if the page came alive and smacked you in the mouth (or jumped on you like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!). I’ve been reading and learned something or the Word became real to me and I actually let out a squeal of excitement, I’ve danced, I’ve just given praise aloud to God, and several other things that would make me look like a freak at Starbucks, so I stay at home. I wrote in my last post about how seeking the kingdom first and letting all other things come and not worrying about tomorrow has helped me get through my frustrations with dating. Matthew 6:33-34 became real to me. We can read the bible year after year and we will always have new verses that jump out at us, speak to us, change us, they come alive!

“For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).” I know that it’s alive because the Holy Spirit resides in the Word itself. The Spirit then touches us with the Word and it begins to change us, affect the world around us, affect people, which then read the Word and are changed, then they influence the world and so on and so forth. Kind of looks like exponential growth. So the word is made alive in us because it changes things outside of a 2 dimensional dual toned NIV bible. It touches and changes humanity and humanity, influenced by His Word changes the world.

John starts his gospel with, “the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning (John 1-2).”. He continues in verse 14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus was and is the Word, He lived among us.

With Halloween in the air I can just see it, Jesus amongst us, seeing all the Word has done and is doing, rubbing his hand together saying, “It’s alive, It’s alive!” Much like Frankenstein, His creation, is finally alive when we are touched by His Word.

1 comment:

  1. It is alive! Yay for having enthusiasm for God's Word! You're right, though. When you really let it sink in, it IS exciting. Thanks for all your kind comments on the Line, by the way. I appreciate them.

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