Eugene Peterson wrote a book about reading the Bible called Eat this Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading. In it he writes about the tremendous impact the Bible has on us when we read it—not passively, not gingerly—but with expectation, excitement, gusto. The Bible, after all, is not just some set of words or set of stories. It is the beginning of conversation with the One who loves us. It is the beginning of relationship with our Father God. He speaks, and the words on the page are more than words. His words nourish us. The words in the Bible are food, sustenance for our souls.
In this episode, we invite you to lean in and listen . . . really listen. Not just with your ears, but with your heart. Pay attention. Don’t tune out. This is not just some passive listening exercise. There is something important for you to do here; there is much for you to receive. For God, in his love, in his Word, has something to say to you—just for you . . .