“For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they believed that you sent me.”-John 17:8
Jesus was present to his disciples in body and word. In him, they saw God in the flesh. Every day they learned from the living word. Truth, goodness, and beauty were embodied in how he lived. But Jesus was also present to them in the spoken word. He told them about the kingdom of God. He told them about what it meant to love. Word spoken; word embodied. We still have access to the divine word in the pages of Scripture and in the Spirit of Christ, who dwells in us.
Jesus, help me to daily receive your word, learning the truth about who you are and what you have accomplished on my behalf. Help me to live in step with the indwelling Word, day by day. Amen.