Seven Wonders of the Word
“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. – Romans 10:8b-10
“Oh… you have got to get this ice cream it’s call Caramel Cone Crunch… and you have to get it at the UDF, others make something like it, but theirs is the best the real deal! What’s the UDF you say… oh that is the United Dairy Farmers, they are as odd as it may sound, a chain of convenience stores in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio (mostly in Ohio).
We are all evangelists of some kind. Have a favorite sports team, kind of car, or computer? Ever heard an Apple owner go on about their computer, ipad, or iphone? Ever talked with a Packer fan about their team, ever heard two guys go head to head on Ford vs. Chevy?
But when it comes to faith, how often to people beg off on that. “Oh” they say “we need a pastor to do that.” But the Word comes to us and as Paul writes that Word is near to each of us. In scripture, in song and in worship we hear that word, we study we pray and the Word is there. The Word has come, to each of us, it is near you on your lips and your hearts, so that we too might share the good news.
Next time you are in Ohio, you really have to try some UDF ice cream!