Sunday, October 7, 2012
Quote of the Day: So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. -- Martin Buber
There is a clock in London called "Big Ben" that was built in the 1850's. It has been accurate to less than one second a day since it was first started, and it kept the time and chimed on cue throughout the bombing of the Blitz in WWII. A brand new Rolex costing thousands of dollars is not as accurate as that huge old clock. Almost everyone has seen it or pictures of it as it stands near the Parliament Building in London. My point is that things don't have to be new and electronic to be precise and reliable. That clock is as accurate today as it ever was just as Christ's words are as accurate as the day He spoke them. Big Ben is just a contemporary example of how strong beliefs can hold you strong as Big Ben's chimes gave Londoners a big lift during the bombing. Old does not mean out of date, if it is still useful today, it must have had merit from the beginning--as the Word of God has had merit since it was first heard and felt. Reading from the Holy Text today gives me the same feeling of warmth and support that Londoners must have felt hearing Big Ben's chimes. If a clock, more than 150 years old, is still more accurate than a brand new mechanical Swiss watch (notice I didn't say quartz), it just goes to show that the things that ring true now have rung true for a long, long time. The Word is good. God is good. All the time.