What I’ve come to realize is that the Bible is so much bigger than the culture in which I was raised. It speaks to an array of experiences of the world, and to each of them it offers good news. Even though it can be scary to walk outside of our experience of reading scripture, we don’t need to be afraid that our knowledge, our experience, our ability to interpret, or our education are what makes the Word authoritative. The Bible is not limited to speaking about only what we have experienced in our context. It is not limited to healing only what we feel qualified to engage. The word of God has an authority all its own. I challenge you this week to be bold in inviting others to engage the word of God.
By S.B. in NYC