by Heather Tietz
But he said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.”
We live in the Age of Information. At a touch of a button delivers instant information about nearly anything in the universe, including, God’s word.
There is no lack of sources about the Bible. There are books from renowned pastors, commentaries from martyrs, sermons, maps, video tours, photos, and devotions. You can read it in the original language, hear it as an ebook, and get it in bite size bits to enjoy with your coffee. It’s painted and sung, worn and crafted.
Your ears and eyes can be full of God’s Word, and it’s marvelous power, but it isn’t enough. We can collect God’s Word too.
We can create a storehouse of books, calendars, ipod songs, t-shirts, mugs, paintings and bumper stickers, but it won’t satisfy fully. It won’t satisfy God.
God’s Word has to get farther than our eyes and ears, farther than our twenty minute attention spans. It has to get into our hands and feet. It has to move us to speak out and stand up, to whisper a prayer, to shout a praise, to dance with joy, to open our door, to schedule a Sabbath, to share our income, to change our plans.
God’s Word has to move you. It has to make you. It has to change you. Then, you will be truly blessed.