God is always doing something with his Word. He speaks to get things done. When he speaks things happen. That is obvious in the creation account and it is evident also in the ministry of Christ–for example, when Jesus speaks to still the storm. It is also evident in all the ways that God addresses us in his Word. When God speaks, his Word does its work. Scripture then is not a deposit of information but the place to encounter the living God who reveals himself in a living Word. We need him to speak to us–and we need to listen. Listening is the challenging part. Do we listen? Will we listen?