The Word

my Golden Chain Tree

my Golden Chain Tree

“If you make my word your home, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

This has always been my favorite bit of wisdom. I have always valued freedom, truth and words. As I pondered what it means for me today, I began to question and look for deeper meanings. “My word,” Jesus said. Did he mean simply the things he said, like his advice and parables—his teaching? John also says, “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. All things came to be through him…The Word became flesh.”

So to live in that Word would mean to dwell entirely in God. But how can we do anything else? If all things came to be through the Word, we exist because of it. That’s where we already live. The Word is so much more than lines on a paper, stories or chapter and verse. It’s the very life force behind and beneath it all. Our little words are like puffs of wind across a barren plain without the power of The Word.

 

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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