Outside of the Box

The last verse in the book of John in the New Testament reads:

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.  Amen.

                                                                                                John 21:25 (NKJV)

What an awesome thing!  

I’m camping out here for a while, outside of the box that I have tried to put God’s word in.  It’s my human nature to want to put everything neat and tidy in a box.  I like to categorize things.  I like to see collections neatly organized and completed.  I’ve never really thought about the box I have created for God’s word, until I learned of that verse last night.  God’s word is not intended to be neat and orderly and put away in a box.  It’s too big, too complex, and ever growing in meaning to my life.  It’s alive!  Things that are alive can never be bound by the physical parameters of a receptacle of any kind.  His word is in the box, hanging outside of the box, bouncing up and down around the box……I imagine sometimes his word turns the box upside down, even!  

Praise God for showing me how boundless his word is!

 

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