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I send a lot of emails that don't get responses. Often, this is expected, but sometimes it is a disappointment. I don't know if they aren't read, or if people just get too busy to respond. I wonder if they have any effect.
God's Word goes out into the world, too. But God's Word has power, because it is alive and infused with the Holy Spirit. God's Word brings action--God can speak the world into being, and God's world changes the course of events. God's Word becomes incarnate in Jesus Christ, and it helps us better understand ourselves and God. The more we study this Word, the more we are drawn to the God who stands behind it, who speaks words of love and mercy.
God's Word is a gift to us, and it changes the world as well as us. May we have the wisdom to continue to open the Word and give it the opportunity to do a work in us.