This year of my Bible School has been pretty chaotic for me. When my dad had the stroke in January, I ended up missing 8 classes. I had stayed in contact with the teacher and she encouraged me not to give up. I made it back for 1 class, then the corona virus hit. Luckily, all the lectures have been made available online and our lesson book (besides the Bible) is very thorough. I have been slowly but steadily making up the work. Today I completed a lesson on the first 7 chapters of Hebrews. Part of the homework was to write a reflection of the impact that reading the Bible has made. One particular line from the reading is “The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Heb 4:12. As I thought about this, indeed the scripture can cut me to the heart and bring to light my failures and short comings. At the same time, it brings me peace, hope, and encouragement. All of these bring healing, a desire to be a better person, and the grace to try to do so. Reading the Bible is a tremendous blessing and I do believe it is the living, active Word of God.
I Found God today in His Living Words.