Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bible is Alive!

The Bible is alive, it speaks to me;
it has feet, it runs after me;
it has hands, it lays hold of me.
Martin Luther
Martin Luther discovered a Bible in a monastery library one day. This encounter with the Living Word changed his life and led him to discover that Jesus Chist is the mediator between God and man and that it is God's grace received by faith that saves....not works. This enlightenment led him into a clash with the Catholic Church and was the beginning of the Reformation.
One encounter with the Living Word.
God is alive.
He speaks through His Word.
If we want to connect to Him, we must read what He has to say.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Beautifully said.

Catherine said...

Yes, the word is alive...and we are when it lives in us!
Blessings,
Catherine

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Yes! Amen.

Love that Martin Luther quote. Even more so, I love the God who inspired the quote.

-- A Lutheran in Iowa

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

"...it has hands, it lays hold of me."

And the Word was named Jesus and He holds me...
I never get over that!

Beautiful...
Thank you...


All's grace,
Ann