Listen To Him

The Bible is so much more than the world’s all time best-seller. Christ is the Word made flesh who dwells among us (c.f. John 1.14). He longs to have His Word etched deeply within our hearts. (c.f. Jeremiah 31.33) If we can find the proper attitude of humble simplicity and reverence in listening attentively to the Word of God, we will find the seeds of life and fulfillment in Christ.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3.16a)

Treasure Chest

A simple heart treasures the Word:
It savours the soul’s daily bread;
In listening, its depths are stirred –
Its pondering is Spirit-led.

An oratory of the heart
Is formed around the treasured Word;
This inner sanctum’s kept apart –
As zeal and silence undergird.

The Word is life for all who hear;
In truth, the Word sets the heart free.
The Word yields grace to persevere
Through this life to eternity.

Christ is the Word we welcome in;
He is the life the Word will give.
Emmanuel’s with us, within –
In His Spirit, we truly live.

Humbly, the docile heart is led,
To live the Word which it has read.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119.105)

Lord, open my heart to welcome Your Word into the depths of my being, and guide me to know Your truth in the Spirit. Amen.