I had the most amazing time at church last night. seriously. A great teaching, some of my favorite songs, and a really cool story. Can I tell you about it?
Zach, one of our youth, was at a basketball game last week, and commented to me that he had his Bible in his backpack. I was so thrilled. I mean, really, that just thrills my heart, this high school student, football player, carrying his Bible to school! That’s not all, he also had his concordance. I’m not lying. I loved it. So we were talking about the Word, and I showed him one of my favorite passages in Colossians – in the Message – chapter 3, verses 15-17. He loved it.
Now, back to last night. Zach comes up to me, and tells me the story of how God already used those verses in his life. He told me (this happened the very next day after we had talked) of family members who had not been getting along, and he told one of them about these verses. He read them to her, I believe. He reports that “it really made a difference.” (yeah, it does!) He was grinning from ear to ear. He also joyfully told me, “I knew the Lord had given me those verses for a reason!” well, amen! It makes me love Him all the more….
Zach gets it. And the Lord did not make him wait to use it – He is ready and able to do the same for us! The trick is to be IN THE WORD. Don’t wonder where God is, if you’re not spending time with the Holy Scriptures! He’s right there on every page. I’m not going to include a Scripture for you today – I pray you go and find your own. so much love, and His blessings!