The Infinite Word of God
John D. Telgren

Well, we finally made it and have moved to Leavenworth Kansas. We have moved so much that it almost seems to be a way of life for us. We have been in half of the states in our country. Shane was born in Texas, Jeremy was born in Nebraska, William was born in Arkansas, and we lived in Vermont for four years. Life seems to have been a whirlwind for us. I know many of the families in the congregation can relate.

In all our travels, we have experienced many interesting places. However, there is still so much of this country, much less the world, that we have not seen. I suppose that an entire lifetime would only grant us the opportunity to barely put a dent in the number of interesting things we could see in this world. We are always discovering new things.

Charles Spurgeon once said, "No one ever outgrows scripture. It deepens and widens with our years." My experience in traveling through the pages of the Bible has been similar to our travels. I am always experiencing new places, new joys, and new insights. I am beginning to understand just what it means when it says that "...the word of God is living and active.(Heb 4:12)."

Living and active things grow. In a profound way, it seems that scripture "grows" as we ourselves grow. Or to put it in a better way, scripture grows with us.

Any living organism must be healthy to grow. As living organisms, we ourselves must receive nourishment in order to live and be healthy. This is why Jesus said "I am the bread of life...if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever (Jn 6:48-51)." Jesus is our life.

God is so generous, that he multiplies our sustenance when we so much as take a bite or a sip. Maybe this is why Jesus said, "If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink, He who believes in me, as the scripture said, 'From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.' But this he spoke of the Spirit, who those who believed in him were to receive (Jn 7:37-39)."

We have the bread of life, and "rivers" of living water. The more we take, the more he gives. The more he gives, the more we take. Then we grow, become strong and healthy.

When was the last time you ate and drank?