A couple of years ago the winter Olympics were taking place and I happened upon the sport of Curling. It’s the one where they slide a large stone down an ice ally and use broom things to sweep the ice in front of it. I had seen a few minutes of this sport before but I didn’t understand what was going on. It didn’t make sense, so I didn’t really care for it.
But during the last winter Olympics, I came across it and I decided to figure it out. I watched several full matches and learned how points were scored. I learned why they ‘sweep’ the ice. I learned about the strategy involved. I even learned that they get all of the stones used in the world from just two small islands near Scotland. As I learned more about the sport, something happened: it became exciting. I eagerly awaited the next matches and would talk to my friends about how cool it was. This sport that was once dull and stupid had taken on a new life.
Does the Bible seem dull and stupid? I imagine that it can be if we don’t take time to get to know it. At a glance, it doesn’t make sense. We have to take time to learn the stories and see the big pictures. We need to learn the history and geography of what’s going on. The more we invest ourselves into it the more exciting it becomes.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Col 3:16)
May you find the Word of God ‘living and active.’ May you find excitement in discovering what our God has done for us. May you know the Scriptures.