“This is the covenant I will make with them

after these days, declares the Lord:

I will put my laws on their hearts,

and write them on their minds.”

Hebrews 10: 16

 

This is a really amazing thing to consider. If I were to consider these words that were taken from the prophet Jeremiah in a literal manner I would have an image of a lot of ink covering my heart and mind. This might look like some of the most elaborate and complex tattoo artistry imaginable. The lines would be perfect and the colors vivid beyond anything else on earth or in the sky. There must be pictures illustrating the concepts as well. My mental image of the final product is more beautiful than any tapestry or painting that I have ever seen, for the artist is the creator of all beauty.

 

Although the means that God has utilized in doing this writing is not pen and ink, it is in every sense real and tangible. When we surrender our lives to Christ, His Spirit comes to dwell within us. So the writing is done in a manner that has a form of permanence to it that exceeds even the strongest ink. It is also an interactive book. God continually speaks to us and gives us insight and direction that comes from the core of His being. Although the presence of Christ’s Spirit profoundly changes us, He also leaves the unique person that we are in tact, we are just more fully whole and we are now spiritually alive.

 

God’s approach to giving us access to His truth and to the capacity to understand it has a greater purpose than just filling our lives with volumes of books like those in a library. Christ wants to speak to us and to live life with us. He knows that this world is complex and that the challenges that we will face and the concerns that will plague us are both real and highly variable. Thus we are given the Living Word that is Christ, and that Word is a part of who we now are. This idea leads me to seek to live more fully in the reality of its impact on my life. Thus, it is my heart’s desire to allow the words of truth that are written in me by Christ to be the expression of all of my actions today.