It was one of those thought-provoking dreams.
On a road stood a simple, covered tunnel.
A pin-point of light beckoned me from the far end of the passageway. I realized that in order to experience the light-filled scenery on the other side, I had to go through this channel.
Yet, I stood on the outside deliberating. Something about the restriction kept me hesitant.
But this was obviously was the only way. Strangers in my dream made that apparent. Many were attempting to get to the light, but trying alternative routes. Evidently, all secondary paths simply re-routed back to this original position.
The magnetism of the light drew me in. I dropped the bag I was holding and entered the passage. As I did so, I awoke.
The Word of God is the tunnel.
His written Word is the entrance to knowing the Presence of the Living Word. In fact, the two are interchangeable. “His Name is called the Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).
So when we read, “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path,” we are not merely talking about the Bible in our laps, but of Jesus Himself (Psalm 119:105). He is “the Word of Christ” that is to “richly dwell within” us (Colossians 3:16). The Written Word and the Living Word are the same Person. In order to know One, you must know the Other.
When Jesus says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest,” we wonder just how to do that (Matthew 11:28). Overwhelmed with the otherworldliness of such a statement, we wonder how to come to an ethereal and intangible God. I need a starting place, a handle to begin such a journey.
The Word of God is just that place.
In order to come to Jesus (Who is Spirit), we first come to His written Word. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,” He says (Matthew 11:29). This is not some twilight zone experience to descend upon us from the heavenlies. His pathway is quite tangible and concrete as we open His Written Word. Not just books about His Word or podcasts discussing His Word, but the Word of God Himself.
We enter into Light through one way only — His Written Word. Our search into the Scriptures is not to gain “God-kudos” or even to look more spiritual. The Written Word is the Living Word and visa versa (John 6:46-47). Our Truth Guide will consistently use the same starting point — the Logos Word already written out for me and you (John 16:13).
Are you spending time in His Word? Not blog posts (even like this one!) about the Word, but the Word Himself? Are you holding fast to the Word of life — both in His Written and Living form (Philippians 2:6)? Oh, child of God, long for the pure milk of the Word that You may come to Him and taste of His sweet kindness (1 Peter 2:2-3). “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 KJV).