This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has given me life. For ever, o LORD, your word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 119, 50.89
How often do we read on the screen of our computer or on the display of our mobile phone that someone wishes to communicate with us by SMS or E-mail! Someone has a message for us. God, too, has something to tell us; He has left a message for us.
Our omnipotent God, the Creator of the universe, loves us. He reveals Himself to us through His existence, His power and His wisdom. Creation and nature are a marvellous message in themselves. But He also speaks to us in and through the Bible.
By means of the writings of the life of believers, He shows us that He wishes to enter into a relationship with mankind. He appeals to people to trust Him. The Bible is more than an interesting story; it is an invitation to meet God. When it sets out the prayer of one suffering, it is asking me to speak to Him about my cares. When it denounces cases of injustice, it incites me to recognize my own. When it records the conversations Jesus had with people who were physically or spiritually sick, it shows up my own needs and their possible cure through Christ. When it speaks of the death and resurrection of Jesus, it opens up the way of eternal life for me.
God tells us how much He loves us in the Bible, and He reminds us of the way He demonstrated His love: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3, 16).