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From: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:31 AM
Subject: More than letters on a page
Our words have a certain amount of power. There is power to comfort and console...power to persuade...power to apologize...power to ask life-changing questions. God's words carry amazing power. There is power to create a universe...power to hold that universe together...power to reach inside individual hearts and shine light.
When we read the Bible we are exposing our minds and hearts to this great power. More than letters on a page, His Word is more like a vehicle that carries power...something like an intense laser that brings focused energy.
Jesus is described in the first chapter of John as "the Word" that was with God from the beginning and came in the flesh.
Here are three verses from the book of Hebrews on God's amazing Word:
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Hebrews 1:3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Listening to His Word...reading His Word...contemplating His Word...memorizing His Word...these are ways to meet the One who made it all and desires to reach each one.