Beautiful Irony

This afternoon my co-leader and I met to prepare tomorrow’s lesson. With three textbooks already weighing on my back, I had decided to leave my Bible at home, so I whipped out my fancy phone to look up the passage.

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
-Acts 20:24

I had to stop and laugh. Luke wrote down Paul’s words when the years were two digits on papyrus or animal skins likely by the light of the sun or an oil lamp. Ian and I were reading them in an air-conditioned coffee shop in two thousand ten on a palm-sized device with access to the world wide web. Whoa! Luke had no idea that his words would go to this crazy sci-fi future, but God has known the path of His scripture since before He made the world. And the Scripture is still sharp enough to cut to the heart. How cool!

Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
-Psalm 119:89

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