December 2013 Issue
A still small voice. Dreams and visions. The burning bush. In the Old Testament, God spoke to the prophets “at many times and in various ways” (Heb. 1:1). These various ways make us marvel.
But the way He revealed Himself in the New Testament is nothing short of scandalous—He came as a baby. The simple words of a Haitian Christmas song express very well this wonder: Noel is a strange story indeed! / Jesus, Son of God, King of Kings, / Doesn’t even have a cradle. / He sleeps on the straw among animals. / Oh my!
This month in Today in the Word, we’ll study various portions of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. We’ll catch a glimpse of the image of God in creation, in humanity, and in the nation of Israel. And ultimately we’ll look at Christ, all man and all God, the image of the invisible God, in whom the fullness of God is revealed to us.
We at Today in the Word pray that each day’s devotional will draw you nearer to God. We hope that you will see christ more clearly in Scripture and in your life, and you’ll come closer to understanding the mystery of mysteries—“Christ in you, the hope of glory, the hope of things to come”—Christ dwelling in the heart of every true believer by the Holy Spirit. And perhaps you won’t help repeating the exclamation of the Haitian hymn: Oh my!
Thank you for studying with us! And thank you for supporting Today in the Word’s ministry!
Volume 26 Issue 12
Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: John Koessler, Kim Pickett; Writer: David Mathwin