When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16
Fed with the Word
We are FED with the Word of God which nourishes, sustains, and transforms us, so that we may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing we may have life in his name (John 20:31).
Jesus is the Living Word, “through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God grants us the gift of salvation” (John 1:1-18).
The Proclaimed Word comes “to us as both Law and Gospel, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.”
The Written Word includes the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. What is remarkable about the stories in the Bible is not only that they happened—but that they are happening today. We see ourselves in the pages of Scripture.
Jesus also gives us the Tangible Word in the form of Baptism & Holy Communion that we can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to remind us of God's promises and his presence in the present.
Video: "Eat this Book" courtesy of DanStevers.com