Dr. Daniel Strait -- “The Letter of Christ”
“And you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” – 2 Corinthians 3:3
In contemporary American culture, at least, Bible verses have become part of an instant messaging, commercial culture. They are printed on t-shirts, towels, and tattoos. We attach them to e-mails, send them as text messages, and tweet them as “daily truth.” Bible verses read on bumper stickers, glow and flicker in the night on neon signs, scroll across computer screens, appear on Facebook pages, and even shout apocalyptic warnings on hillside signs (which sometimes double as advertisements) above busy interstates.
All these signs and texts seem to suggest that we are eager to find a location for God’s word in nearly every place but where it best fits, where it effects the most profound change: in the heart of a Christian believer, who is, or ought to be, a letter of Christ to a world in need of God’s transforming truth and grace.
- Dr. Daniel Strait, Professor of English