A student from Korea was complaining about how difficult it is to learn the English language.
He felt that American idioms were particularly difficult to comprehend. He said that he had studied English for nine years in preparation for attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
On his first day at the school, as he was walking across the campus, an American student casually greeted him with, “Hi, What’s the good word?” The Korean student stopped dead in his tracks. He thought to himself: “I don’t know the good word! You would have thought that after nine years of studying English, someone would have told me what “‘the good word’ was!”
Later, trying to solve this puzzle, he decided to turn the tables and ask an American, “What’s the good word?” and listen to his reply. So, approaching a fellow student, he repeated, “Hi! What’s the good word?”The quick response was, “Oh, not much. How about you?”
It was obvious that neither of these students knew what the good word was. It’s a rather plastic greeting.
But I can tell you the good word for today: CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN!! That’s the Good Word. And because it is, it gives a whole new meaning to our lives today!!
Thanks to Brett Blair and King Duncan and to JT Kim for the picture.
“What’s the good word?” about the Risen Jesus in YOUR life today?
PRAY DAILY…. JESUS IS EASIER TO TALK TO THAN MOST PEOPLE!!