Missionary Everett Bachelder and his wife Mina operate the Nome Gospel home in Nome, Alaska. For decades, they have tossed thousands of mayonnaise jars and ketchup bottles filled with the Word of God into the Bering Sea. The messages are written in over 100 languages. Wind and waves carry the story of God’s love to the corners of the earth, bringing responses from as far as 10,000 miles away. Children from area churches help Everett fold the messages and put them in jars and bottles. It has been a rewarding experience. One bottle was retrieved from the Atlantic ocean a decade after Everett tossed it into the icy Bering waters. The Singapore man who found it, distraught over a romance gone sour, was about to commit suicide by jumping into the waters from a cliff. Seeing a bottle washed up against the rocks below, he decided to jump when the bottle broke. He watched it hit the rocks again and again without breaking. Curious, he climbed down the cliff, opened the bottle, and found the Word of God written in many different languages. He sought out a missionary in Singapore and got saved. How true is Ecclesiastes 11:1 which says “Cast your bread upon the waters for after many days you will find it again.”!
The Word of God is Eternal.
Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Hebrews 4:12 says, “The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of heart.” In Jeremiah 23:29, The Lord says, “Is not my word like fire,…and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
The Word of God is Piercing.
The word of God can pierce even the heart which is as hard as a rock and make it as a blessing to many. The Word of God has the power to transform lives and it is the responsibility of every Christian to spread the Word to the ends of the world so that people would know and experience its life-giving power. Let’s take all the efforts we can to sow God’s Word wherever needed! ~Philipson Philip<, CSM Canada President