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Thursday, April 29, 2010

God: The Originator of the Power of Words

Talking words is a writer's business. But God cornered the market on words long before we were ever a gleam in our mother's eye.

As I was praying and studying this morning I found myself going back to one of my favorite verses in all the Bible (okay, admittedly, I have a ton of favorite verses).

This one is Acts 3:8--"So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them--walking, leaping, and praising God." (emphasis added)

To me, this is one of the most exciting verses in the entire Bible. Every single time I read it, my heart leaps with joy. It makes me want to jump up and skip around the room. It's just 5 little words in the last part of that verse, but oh so powerful! It's banjo music to my soul!

What an awesome God we serve. I pray that each of us will take time to praise God today--and if we do some walking and leaping along with it, so much the better. Let our joy shine through!

1 comment:

JenS said...

I agree, the Bible is full of very vivid word pictures. And in this story, we easily relate to this man's joy. A cripple made to walk? Wow! And yet, in my own walk, I often forget that I, too, was crippled before Christ picked me up. If I would take more time to remember my life before I met Jesus, I think I would spend a lot more time leaping and praising, too.

Thanks for the great post and the reminder to rejoice in our salvation.