There’s something lost in technology. We can open an app and find that Scripture verse we learned in Sunday School and maybe the mind is a little more informed if we google the answer we’re looking for.

There’s no joy of discovery after days in the library. We’ve even lost the anticipation of a written letter in answer to our heartfelt query. 

We’ve even lost the pure contemplative experience in slowly reading with our eyes as we touch the silken pages of Holy Script. 

We lost the call to God for the things we do not know.

Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV)

I don’t know how it works
This Word of God

I only know
It does

I open familiar pages
Touch each letter
Whisper words

They pierce my soul
Touch my mind
How is this

They’re only words written
Ancient words of long ago
God breathed
Settle softly in my heart

It’s a mystery

This Word of God
I listen – He speaks
He speaks – I listen

Words transcend understanding
Strengthen my weary body
Clear my cluttered mind
Soothe my troubled soul

Words spoken in season
To a seasoned heart
It’s a mystery
A mysterious blessing


Words spoken in truth
Open a clear path to wisdom
Refresh the unsteady soul
Kiss trembling Lips

He whispers in my ear,
“My beloved.”
I call Him “Lord”
“I’m my beloved’s and He is mine”

I call to Him – He comes
His Word uncovers
Unsearchable things
I did not know

Words whispered in the soul
My heart burns within me
I bow in humble gratitude
And awe

He is here
In this room
And in His word
I see Him

A mystery
A blessed mystery Devine
God breathed
Words whispered in the hearing ear

I don’t know how it works
This Word of God
I only know
It does

I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word (Psalm 119:14-16 NASB).

Thus says the LORD who made the earth the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:2-3 NASB).

Yes, in the face of technology, we’ve lost the contemplative experience of intimacy with the Creator and the creation hidden in God’s inspired word. But not all is lost. The seeking soul and yielded heart will always find the mystery in the pages of Holy Scripture.  

Come with me behind closed doors as we enter the Secret Place, open the silken pages to touch Holy Script and breathe the breath of God. 

Are you ready?

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