The Red Sea Parting (Exo 14:15, 16), yep, most would say “If that really happened that would certainly be a miracle!”  But hardly had the strains of the doxology died away (Exo 15:1-21) before they started murmuring against Moses and God’s leading (Exo 15:24). It was a great miracle – as long as it lasted. God does another miracle, water from a rock (Exo 17:6, 7), yep that was a great miracle – as long as it lasted. Then the Manna, food from heaven (Exo 16:11, 12, 14, 15), a miracle that lasted 40 years (Exo 16:35)! But then it just became a daily chore.

We don’t need another miracle to get our attention, to bring us back to God, His love, His goodness and mercy. What we need is a choice on our part to daily appreciate His mercies, His compassion and great faithfulness which are new every morning (Lam 3:22, 23).

That is why we choose to spend time in the Word – the Bible – every day! Just as the bread we eat is miraculously metabolized at a cellular level and does amazing complicated things (see the Google Metabolic Map of a cells metabolic pathways) the word of God does something even more profound in our lives and attitudes.

There is nothing more calculated to energize the mind and strengthen the intellect than the study of the Word of God. No other book is so potent to elevate the thoughts, to give vigor to the faculties, as the broad, ennobling truths of the Bible. If God’s Word were studied as it should be, men would have a breadth of mind, a nobility of character, and a stability of purpose that are rarely seen in these times. The search for truth will reward the seeker at every turn, and each discovery will open up richer fields for his investigation. {CSA 69.2}

That is the meaning of the bread we eat at communion. It is the symbol of Christ – the bread of life broken for us. Let’s not let this miracle be just for now, a moment, a week or month, but every day, all year. To help you with that goal Donna Griffith handed out over the last two weeks a Bible & Patriarchs and Prophets reading plan for 2020. Here also is my personal Bible Marking Guide. These two resources will be a blessing for all those who daily participate.

It is time to read the Bible again, for the first time, cause every time is like the first time when it comes to growing into His truth – His truth that sets us free and makes an ongoing, forever miracle for our lives, homes, marriages, community, and church.

Join us Jan 4 at 10:50 AM Pacific Time for IT’S A MIRACLE!! FOR NOW.

Center for Bible Engagement study entitled Bible Engagement, Communication with God, & the Mosaic Generation pastor mentioned in sermon.