Friday, April 06, 2012

Reveling In the Word

I was stuck, in a quandary, finding no answer, no hope, no solution.
I am considered to be a "seasoned" Christian; I've been doing this walk with God thing for a while now. You would think I would have known what to do. But I didn't. I knew I was caught but honestly thought there was no way out. I couldn't find the key because I didn't even know there was one. I had been deceived. I believed that there was no hope for this situation.
A simple truth eluded me -- until I shared the dilemma with a trusted counselor. It meant baring my soul, stammering and fumbling for words in trying to put tangible meaning to this deep grief and sorrow that had never been named, a pain that had been crammed down whenever it reared its ugly head, hidden away because there appeared to be no remedy.

I had not found a remedy because my sorrow and remorse was errant. My trusted friend listened to my story and helped me search it out. (It was well buried by now.) After long discourse I sighed and said, "Show me in the Word. Give me a verse or refer me to a story in the scripture." (When push comes to shove, I am confident only in the Word. And that's okay.)
Ah. At last. At long last. A simple reference to a well known story, one so familiar to me I could rehearse it at the drop of a hat, brought instant light which led to instant relief of a heavy burden. And I mean instant. Faith was imparted. Power to deliver ushered in release from false grief. Life and light flooded the dark place where lies had crouched, festering and spoiling. His Word reigned supreme against the very hosts of hell. My heartsick soul was renewed and joy filled that darkened corner of my soul!
God has a remedy for all of our troubles: the Word. His Word imparts faith, delivers from bondage, releases hope, crushes the enemy of our soul.
You know, I just so happened to have been meditating on John 1.1-5 the day my friend shared the simple story that held the key.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
In Him - in Him, the Word - was life. And the life was the light of men! The Word contained life which was light! 
It is an absolutely amazing, astounding, life-bringing, light-shining thing, this Holy Word of God. I am reveling. I have reveled for years and am doing so again today.
Come join me. Let faith arise and let light shine. Come find life and be FREE!

 


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