Intravenous Truth

Author: Savannah Coleman — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 8, 2022

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Intravenous Truth

This morning as I was reaching for my Bible, I was soul-weary from a week
of grief and tears. I needed to be saturated in the tRuth Then, a picture
popped into my mind so instantly and clearly, I felt sure it was from God.
The picture was of an IV line threading from my Bible into my arm. Doctors
use an IV line (or intravenous line) to give a patient fluids or medicine.
The small tube feeds straight into a vein. When our bodies are sick or
dehydrated, an IV can give us the help we need. Similarly, when our souls
are weary and the world feels like it’s crumbling around us, we can cling
to the encouragement that comes from God’s life-giving words. When
Jesus—the very Son of God—came to live among us, He embodied the truth of
the Word. After Jesus had fasted for forty days and nights in the
wilderness, He was weary. When the devil came to tempt Him, Jesus used
Scripture to combat every attack (Matthew 4:1-11). Later, in Matthew 24,
Jesus said that although heaven and earth will pass away, His words never
will (verse 35). Jesus explained that the Temple, the place where God’s
presence dwelled among His people, would be destroyed, but His words would
endure. God has come to dwell with His people, no longer through a building
but through flesh—Jesus Christ. He went to the cross and rose from the dead
so we could be with God forever. And Jesus will return to reign over the
new heavens and new earth—and God will dwell with us in a whole new way. If
we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we have unfading hope. We can rest in the
knowledge that the enduring Word of God will not return void but will
accomplish everything God intends (Isaiah 55:11). By reading the living and
active Word of God, we have access to the truth our souls so desperately
need. We can ask God for His mercy to help us in times of wondering and
weakness. He will equip us with everything we need for life. Watch God’s
transformative power as His truth flows through your veins. • Savannah
Coleman • Do you have a favorite Bible verse, passage, or story? Why is it
meaningful to you? • Have you ever felt refreshed while reading the Bible?
Have you ever felt frustrated? Most people experience both—even people who
have been Christians for a long time! Who are trusted Christians in your
life you can talk to about the Bible? Such things were written in the
Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and
encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
Romans 15:4 (NLT)


Read Verses:

2 Timothy 3:14-2 Timothy 3:17; Hebrews 4:12-Hebrews 4:16; Romans 15:4