Today’s reading begins on page 49 and Jen is back in the Word looking for direction:
I realized that I was completely normal.
But my Savior was the most un-normal guy ever.
And it was His un-normal ideas that made everything new.
(Interrupted pg 51)
But it wasn’t just what He said; it was what He did. It was who He spent time with, who He talked to, who He argued with – to say nothing of His very unaffluent life. If we took Jesus’ famous teachings away and just focused on the way He lived, He would still be radical. (Interrupted pg 51)
Jen is realizing that the word new has a different meaning in the scriptures that she’s ever realized before. Isn’t it amazing how the Word is like that? We can read a scripture over and over all throughout our lives and then all of a sudden it can be transformed and take on an entirely new meaning.
Hebrews 4:12 says this:
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Lord, create a fresh passion in us for digging through Your Word. Show us the scriptures in a new light. Give us a fresh perspective on Your teachings. Take us on a journey and let Your Word be our guide, make it come alive in our families and communities. Let us be changed by living out Your commandments and the examples that You set forth for us. Amen!
What scriptures have been coming alive for you lately as you read the Bible with a fresh lens?
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