And so it starts with the Word. There is nothing more powerful, more sustaining, more everlasting, more connecting than the Word that is spoken and written, heard and read, taken in and understood, forever becoming part of our vocabulary to be passed on again and again. It not only dwells among us but lives within us.
When all else falls away, there will always be the Word that became flesh–foretold, forewarned, forsaken, forgiving.
If the beginning was the Word, then it makes perfect sense: we were created to listen. This is the season for listening as if we are hearing it all for the first time.