I read in the Gospel the people were amazed at Jesus’ words,
“What is it in his words?” they pondered.
His word has authority and the power to heal
because He Himself is the Word spoken by God
before the world came to be.
I pick up His Word spoken, written for us
because I, too, need healing.
I need Jesus to command “Be quiet!” “Come out of her!”
To still the wounded memories,
the negative thoughts,
to enter those wounded areas and to heal.
I have only to read His Word and ponder
“What is it in His Words?”
I read, I pray, I whisper them
and let them permeate my brokenness
so I may be made whole.
His Word has the power to
and I believe
for I return to them,
listen to them,
am drawn to them,
don’t want to let go of them.
You lead me into the desert
to speak to me
and I surrender.
I am emptied in order to be filled.
You have the words of eternal life.
(excerpts from Matthew 4:32-36 NJB and John 6:68 NIV)