Week 17 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Hebrews 4: 12 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.
There is a sense, if one were to look at history with a neutral eye, that the Word of God, although in “print” for many generations was often set aside or lost. When the resurrection happened, and the apostles began to put together the mystery that was the life of their master Jesus the only scripture that they knew was what we call the Old Testament. The writings of the New Testament, the Gospels and Epistles were yet to be written. The history of the Bible as we know it today is as fascinating as any historical adventure you might find.
From the earliest of days, the followers of Christ have been harassed, forbidden to speak even the Name of Jesus. Now, in the modern work place, schools, and even in the public square, with our “egalitarian” value system it seems that any bizarre take on life, its origins, its direction purpose and end are welcomed, while the Word of God is a thing to be feared even to the point of confiscating copies of the scriptures from the hands of children, employees, and many others.
We have seen this oh so human response before. Consider the pharaohs of Egypt who went about expunging the nation of the images of previous pharaohs. The insecurity of large groups of people who have invested their lives in what can only be called the religion of secularism, have as their main weapon of assault against the Lord Jesus Christ the ability to marginalize, mock, lie about, and highlight every single tragic misstep of Christians, of which there have been many, down through the centuries.
Our best, and truly our only response to this nightmare scenario is to continue to love all people the way Jesus loves them. To be personally invested in His Word, and to “make to most of every opportunity” to bring that word to bear lovingly in the life of that next person the Spirit prompts you to be ready to hear.