Sunday, June 15, 2008

quote of the week

"You know, as important as it is to memorize Scripture and as powerful as
it is to hear it, I think we should all keep sight of the most important lesson
from this whole chaotic string of events, the message from the first reappearing
texts: God wants his Word made flesh. He wants it spoken and lived,
proclaimed and performed. The Bible is like a grand play about God's embracing
grace, and God is looking for people to audtion for the parts. I think N.T.
Wright used that metaphor once. The young Corinthian church was able to be 'a
letter of Christ read by everyone' without having memorized a thing, as far as
we know. They just surrendered to Jesus, received his salvation, and started
living it out. Not perfectly we know, but they were recipients of the New
Covenant and so the Holy Spirit was in them, writing God's words on their
hearts. And those words looked just like Jesus. What an unbelievable reality."

from Out of Print: A Novel, by John W. Frye, (p. 96)

4 comments:

NaNcY said...

happy dad's day.
God bless you and your families.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Yes to that, for all the readers! Happy Father's Day, dads!

Thanks, Nancy, and the same to your husband and extended family.

preacherman said...

Thank you Ted.
I got to see my new neice this weekend. I ate it up!!! :-)

In reading your post I understand why I love reading John Frye's words. Powerful.

Thanks Ted for sharing it with us all.

Happy Fathers Day!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Kinney,
Wonderful.

Sounds like you had a great Father's Day! And yes, John's words and book are powerful.