Last January, ESPN television ran a compelling feature about Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who had just been named the NFLs Most Valuable Player. But the feature was not about football. Instead, it explained that for several years, when certain competitors Manning admired were retiring from the NFL, he took time to handwrite a note to them, congratulating them on their careers and their character.
Each recipient who was interviewed expressed deep appreciation that one of the greatest players of all time would do that. It was a great reminder of the power of the written word.
While a written note from a respected athlete such as Peyton Manning has much value, no humans words can compare with the written Word we have from God in Scripture. Paul wrote, Whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope (Rom. 15:4). In the life-changing wisdom of the Bible, we have a personal message that tells us what God desires for us to be and what He desires to be for us. He has given us His written Word so we might have hope as we face the issues of life. Out of gratitude, lets read Gods written messageand watch it change our lives.
Bible in One Year: Exodus 27-28; Matthew 21:1-22