By Don M Aycock & Mark Sutton
ever rummaged through your attic or your basement
and found something you had forgotten that was
important to you...? You look at that picture or hold that
object, and your mind floods with memories that put a
smile on your lips or a lump in your throat. You wonder
how you could have forgotten about it because it
was so important.
started a program of restoring the temple in Jerusalem,
which had been neglected. In the process of the
restoration, workmen found a book that had also been
neglected. It was the "Book of the Law." Scholars believe
that it was the book of Deuteronomy, or at least key
portions of it. When Josiah heard its content, he was
personally grieved, and then he led his people in a
process of national reformation.
The Word of
God has that kind of power. How could anyone
stand up to its strength and act unmoved?
today ignore the Bible and act as if it were
a dusty collection of ancient tales. But it has the
power to restore men and nations to their proper
relationship with God.
Do you need
restoration? Like Josiah, do you need to be shaken
out of your ruts?
- From Don M
Aycock & Mark Sutton, Still God’s Man, pg.
106; via The Central Message,
the weekly bulletin of the Central Church of Christ in Paducah
KY. Jim Faughn serves as an elder and preacher for the
congregation. He may be contacted through the congregation's
website at: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org