Why do we study? Simple answer could be; we study so that we may gain knowledge. Employment is the byproduct of that knowledge.
All employed persons are not learned and all unemployed persons have no less knowledge either. How our learning has shaped us, as a person, is what matters.
Word by word, we learn how to read. While reading we study, which is a part of our learning. We learn to upgrade our thought, to shape our mind, and bring about change in our society, in the least.
There are words that are all-powerful; the Words of God. His words are filled with love, mercy, and grace for every soul. Powerful beyond imagination; to the saved and unsaved souls, even in their dilapidated state.
Theologians study the word of God to get better understanding of the Words, which would eventually bring them closer to God. Yet not all theologians are filled by the Holy Spirit in their search for His fillings. It is open to one and for all.
In one bout of my Status Epilepticus; I came to witnessed how powerful His words are! In my semi-conscious state, I was told, somehow, I was uttering words, which would not have happened in my fully conscious state. And I had difficulty in recalling them.
During my ICU (Intensive Care Unit) stay, God’s presence visited us in the form of His words. For some days, I was unable to have clear thought of anything and I could hardly recall what was really happening. In that moment, hope came alive in the comfort of His words.
Several Bible verses came into my mind in time, which I told my wife or my attendants to read it out for me. Those verses came at the right time and served it right for what was most needed. Unfortunately, I am unable to recall all the verses in detail.
One after another, the verses came: the Name of the Book, Chapter, and Verses in detail. I was so ‘blessed’ to study the Holy Bible several times in my normal condition, before I could even think this is bound to happen.
Just in time, came the verses like a flash of light. I listened to the word of God, which give me hope even in my worst physical condition. With great hope and assurance, I can slept peacefully again and again, in His words. Some of the verses I could still remember are from; Lamentations 3:22-25, Ezekiel 37, Psalms 91 and many more.
Here I wanted to emphasize that even when our Brain do not function properly, our God has till provided His words of hope to the soul. So I am urging you to study and thrive on the Word of God, which would keep you going beyond the thought of human.
His word is a living word and He is also the living God. When flashbacks of our life happen before us, we will need it the most. So when we have time let us read, study and learn, as the school students learned, from word to word. It will serve us good.
Word for every soul, laid bare to all of us in His flesh, during those earthly journey for a short span of time. Let us study, meditate, and learn from the Word of God – the Holy Bible. So that even in our most unwelcomed abnormal conditions, our mind might still pick up God’s word from the scrap of our memories, for our comfort. Rather than studying other words, which might simply haunt us.
It’s only words, some may say, but it’s all powerful. And His words will drag us closer to Him in His abiding grace.
Words; powerful enough to build a new relation with the Almighty!
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