The Unscripture in Scripture

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What do you see when you read the Bible? Letters? Words? What else do you see? White space. Without the white space, you would not be able to read the words. The white space is important for us to see God’s words and to apply them to our lives. We could even admit that the white space, the unscripture, is sacred, couldn’t we?

Paul said, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts,” (Colossians 3:16).


By reading and knowing God’s word and spending time with Him in prayer, we become the sacred white space, the unscripture, in our world. God’s word written on our hearts manifests itself in gifts of the Spirit–Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). This can make a great difference where we live. Our nature will be in contrast to the fear, anxiety, anger, malice, and destruction that surround us. Love instead of anger, faith instead of fear, kindness and goodness instead of malice. What will you do today to manifest God’s spirit where you live?


O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name! How glorious is your word and your ways! Be born in us today so others will know your love and compassion, your mercy and gentleness. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.