Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Word, Wrapped in Deed

We talked yesterday about words -- how they are powerful and how they can create change. One of the main theme's of Mark's sermon, though, was how words and deeds are connected.

We have an ideal that we strive to live up to -- the ideal that we will live a life of integrity -- that our words will be reflected in our deeds. Jesus was the one person in which word and deed were completely united. He was word, wrapped in deed.

When he said, "This is my body, broken for you" and "this is my blood, spilled for you," it was truth. It was not just table talk.

Think about it for a minute. We can say that we love someone, but if our actions do not reflect that love, then our words are empty. We can say we are a Christian, but if our actions do not echo our words, then we will be thought to be lying. Our words can be made powerless by our deeds.

In the beginning, God created the world with a word - he spoke it into being. In the book of John, we read:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.
Not only was Jesus word, wrapped in deed, but he was The Word.


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