Dietrich Bonhoeffer was murdered on this date in 1945. There is so much he did and wrote in his life, but I wanted to share this today:
Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic. Do not defend God’s word, but testify to it. Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of its capacity.
I love that last sentence. Don’t try to make the Bible what it is not. What it is, is amazing. Filled to the very limit of it’s pages with all it could possibly contain about God. And even that’s not enough space or platform for all that’s going on. Trust and lean into it. Trying to “defend” it almost shows a lack of trust in it’s innate power.