The volume was up a bit more than usual as I sang along with a contemporary Christian song one day while driving. When the song ended, I reached to turn the radio down, then heard the announcer say, “There’s life in the red letters.”
Funny how the smallest statement can grab your heart. Tears filled my eyes as I thought about what he said. How true. And sadly, how taken for granted. I pulled my car over and scribbled the words on a notepad.
The Word of God is described as alive. Powerful. Sharper than even the sharpest two-edged sword. It exposes our deepest thoughts and the secret motives and desires of our heart. This is especially true when it comes to the letters written in red. The words of Jesus Himself—the Word who became flesh. The One who loves us so much that He suffered, bled, and died a cruel death so we could have eternal life and so much more.
Jesus referred to Himself as the following:
- The Way – When we lose our way, He will help us find it and keep us on the right path. He is also the one and only way to the Father.
- The Truth – When too many voices clamor for our attention and we don’t know who or what to believe, He will lead us to the truth. He is the truth.
- The Life – When we struggle to make sense of our very existence, He fills us with love, strength, and purpose. He promises us abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven.
Whenever you’re downcast and need some comfort and guidance, open your Bible and turn to the red letters. There, you will find everything you need.
(photo courtesy of Martin Wiles.)
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