“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”— Hebrews 4:12
In his book, The Wonder of the Word of God, Robert Sumner tells about a man in Kansas City who was severely injured in an explosion. The victim’s face was badly disfigured, and he lost his eyesight along with both hands. He was just a new Christian, and one of his greatest disappointments was that he could no longer read the Bible.
He heard about a lady in England who read Braille with her lips. And hoping he might be able to do the same, he sent for some books of the Bible in Braille. He was crushed, however, when he tried and discovered the nerve endings in his lips were too badly damaged to make out the raised characters on the paper.
One day, as he brought one of the Braille pages to his lips in an attempt to read, his tongue happened to touch a few of the dots, and he could feel them much better than with his lips. He could read Braille with his tongue! At the time Sumner wrote his book, the man had “read” through the entire Bible four times.
This man went to tremendous lengths to read God’s Word. Yet many Christians today struggle to carve out just minutes a day to read the Bible. The Word of God is where life is found. Read it and mediate on it daily. When you do, you’ll walk closer with God and hunger for Scripture like never before!
Pray and ask God to give you the discipline to read His Word daily!
Questions for thought
When’s the last time you spent more than just a few minutes in God’s Word? How did it feel?
What’s the best time of day for you to carve out some time and make a habit of reading God’s Word regularly?