February 2013 Issue
A strange thing happened in New York recently. During the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, the city dwellers returned to retro-technology. They rediscovered the old-fashioned coin-slot pay phones, since Sandy rendered useless all their iPhones, iPads, and laptops.
Suddenly old was new again. According to one newspaper article, many young New Yorkers had to learn how to work these low-tech contraptions on street corners, which they had passed before with nary a glance. Pay phones usually withstand natural disasters and power outages because they are mounted high behind glass stalls, and many of them are uniquely wired and don’t require commercial power.
This month in Today in the Word we’ll look at the basics of our faith. We’ll revisit the theological “unique wiring” of Christian beliefs that give us hope and strength to withstand the storms of life. We’ll heed the words of Christ: “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” (Matt. 7:24).
We pray this study will challenge you to a stronger commitment to Christ—the Rock of Ages, the chief cornerstone of our lives. Your gifts to this ministry enable us to send Today in the Word to more people who need Jesus as the firm foundation of their lives. Thank you for your partnership!
Volume 26 Issue 2
Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: John Koessler, Kim Pickett; Writer: John Koessler