Seeing Something New – Friday, August 23rd, 2019

This weekend, a friend and I walked along the Sinnissippi Gardens path and through Anderson Japanese Gardens. Even though I was familiar with these gardens, they looked different from my last visit. Both gardens were full of mature plants and flowers covered with blooms and color. Each time I visit the gardens, I notice something I haven’t seen before.

These walks reminded me that Scripture is like these gardens. No matter how familiar we may think we are with a verse or passage, the Spirit can always show us something new. The Spirit will prod us to explore a word differently, point us to another definition or show us a new layer of meaning within the verse. Scripture is never static. When the Spirit teaches us through the Scriptures, He will give us a new understanding and fuller knowledge of God in Christ.

The teachings of the Holy Spirit keep God’s word alive and fresh and new in our lives. He illuminates our hearts and minds with His divine perspective on Scripture. He makes certain we see in God’s Word all that is necessary to grow us deeper and stronger in faith in Christ.

The Spirit is in the world to teach us the truths of Scripture: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26).

Photo By Matt Noble


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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