Monday, 30 November 2015

The power of the Word

2 Kings 22:11-13
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes. Then the king commanded the priest Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Achbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary, and the king’s servant Asaiah, saying, “Go, inquire of the Lord for me, for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our ancestors did not obey the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”

The word of God
bringing fear and terror
bringing calm and reassurance
Inciting war and division
inciting peace and kindred spirit
Awakening regret and denial
awakening resolve and repentance
Stirring up persecution and hatred
stirring up compassion and love
One word with many facets
One God with many faces
and a countenance filled with sorrow
when the Word of light and hope 
is used to entrench the darkness
it came to dispel.

God may we never use your word as a weapon with which to oppress those whom you love. May it always be a source of light, love and hope in all of life.

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