[by Larry]

The Gospel of John begins thus:
1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Many, many, many years ago we lived in a small rural community in the deep south. We were poor, but not so poor that we couldn’t afford an African/American lady to help mother in the kitchen.

An inside door was propped open with a black dictionary. I saw our helper come through that door and say (devoutly) ‘the Word of God‘ Well she was right.

Here’s the last verse in the Gospel of John:
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
The Word is not (just) this ‘holy book’ we call the Bible. It emanates from God; Those of us who see ‘that of God’ in you, (in me, in anyone) must realize that our words are the Word of God, just like John’s words. Whenever you witness to that of God in yourself, you’re speaking the WORD.

What did the writer of Hebrews 4:12 mean when he wrote:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

I don’t think he was talking about any words in the Bible; I think it meant something else. What do you think?


One response

  1. I've read an ancient teaching, that "The eye is the chief obstacle to seeing.""The word" is what makes us human. And helps us see, and mis-see, the universe.In a legendary time when one smart monkey took the various calls his family & friends had been using to denote various actions, dangers, foods…and started Naming, knowing, conceiving beyond what any monkey had ever been able to do without language & syntax…he fell from Grace and became the first man. ("The woman God gave him" did it first, 'tis said. And "made me do it!" according to him.)After we've built what we can out of those words… There's that letter Aleph, which has no sound. God creates many new things in us, starting with that word, yes?

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