it seem strange that the founder of the Christian religion never wrote a
single book? Moses wrote several books of the Old Testament that defined
Judaism. Mohammed wrote the Koran that defined Islam. Mary Baker Eddy
wrote Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures and it defined
Christian Science. Writing a book seems to be a requirement for starting
a new religion. Yet, Jesus never wrote a book.
did some writing one time. It was when the Pharisees brought to him a
woman caught in adultery. They said, "The law and prophets say to
stone her, what do you say? Instead of immediately answering He knelt
and wrote in the sand.
one of my songs I say, "I think He wrote you can always start
again, no matter who you are or what you've been." But the truth
is, no one knows what he wrote.
it noteworthy that He didn't say, "Get me some stone so I can write my
solution to this situation on a tablet of stone"? He wrote it in
the sand which washes away quickly. He seems to be saying,
"The truth comes and goes quickly so grab it with your awareness
before the waters and winds of time take it away."
friend Clayton Bell said to me, "The God of the Old Testament chose
to chisel His words in tables of stone while Jesus chose the fleshly
tables of man's heart and when it comes to our sins the temporary sands
is great beauty in Clayton's words and in Jesus' attitude
toward writing. He had full faith in His spoken word because he always
went from heart to heart. No mans words have ever been more
didn't He write out his thoughts? My best guess is he knew if truth
didn't go from heart to heart it would have no life. It's the vitality
of speaking truth to power and of someone feeling the passion in the
does write all the time and our inner being is His writing table. I
wrote a song titled "Jesus Writes Songs, Too." It goes,
"Jesus writes songs, too, He writes his songs on our inner spirit,
each song is a personal symphony for no one else can hear it."
He had written a book, people would have argued and quibbled about His
words just as they argue over what Matthew, Mark, Luke and John reported
Him to say. When He goes directly from His heart to yours, you
know much more than mere words can ever express.
Instead of getting hung up in a maze of
words, listen to His love. He didn't say, "I have come that
you might have my words." He said, "I have come that you might
have my joy."
sins and mistakes are written in sand so they can be quickly washed
away. The real truths are spiritual qualities He directly imparts.
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