In Proverbs, Chapter 4:20-23, the teacher writes: “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
The Word of God is alive. The radical Reformer Thomas Munzter often spoke of how the Word of God had become a “dead letter” because it is was not being lived out by those who called themselves Christians. He urged Christians to live the Word of God in their hearts. Ulimately, Thomas Munzter lived out his faith by fighting for the poor. This lead to his death at the hands of the rulers of his day.
The Word of God must be lived in our hearts. It must come alive in our actions. We are truly called to live out our faith through our actions. The Word of God must come alive in what we do and say. The world needs Christians to live out their faith and to place the word of God in our hearts, so that the word will over-flow from our hearts.
We now must live out our faith by being still, by remaining at home, by flattening the curve. This can be frustrating, but it is now what we must do to save others, to protect the vulnerable, and to support our first responders, nurses, doctors and others.
Let us pray:
Gracious and Loving God, comfort those who are suffering, be the healing hand for those who are wounded, protect those who are in danger, and guide us so that me may be the Word of God alive in this world of need.