“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.