Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Scriptures as a Pillow?!

'In the Library in Gettysburg College in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, they can show you the blodstains in the books. The stains run deep in their pages because in the battle so many were wounded that the nurses ran out of pillows. So they took books from the shelves in the library and laid the heads of the wounded on them. The church's book, too, is stained and penetrated by the cost of God's love. From beginning to end, the entire New Testament witnesses to the cost. That is why we read it - because our lives depend upon it' (Lischer, The End of Words, 57).

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