Posted on : Monday August 6, 2012

By Ken Stalls, BCM/D President and Pastor of South End Baptist Church, Frederick, Md.

If you spend any time on the internet, you probably have run across a strange type of an article.  For lack of a better term, I like to use what one author called “Typoglycemia”.  It is truly fascinating, but believe it or not, you can eventually read it.  Here is an example.

“I  cdn’uolt  blveviee  that  I  cluod  alulcaty  uesdnatnrd  waht  I  was  rdanieg.  The phanonmneal pweor of the hmaun mnid aocdcrnig to rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,  it  deosn’t  mttaer  in  what  order  the  ltteers  in  a  word  are,  the  olny iprmoatnt  tihnig   is  taht  the  frist  and  lsat  ltteer  be   in  the  rghit  pclae.  The  rset  can  be a  taotl  mses   and  you  can  siltl  raed  it  wouthit  a  porbelm. Tihs  is  bcuseae  the  haumn mnid  deos  not  raed  ervey  ltteer  by  istlef,  but  the  word  as  a  wlohe.  Scuh  a  cdonitoin is  arppoiately  cllaed  Typoglycemia.  Amzanig,  in’st  it?  Yes  and you  awlyas  tghuoht slpelnig  was  ipmorantt.”

For some unknown reason, both the spell check and grammar check on my computer just suffered a major heart attack.

As amazing as this is, remember that our Lord has done something far greater for all of us who are called by His Name. Consider two passages: “In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with wisdom and understanding.” (Eph. 1:7-8, NIV) and “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true.” (I John 5:20, NIV).

Our Lord has made it possible for us to understand that which is totally incomprehensible for those who do now know Him as Lord and Savior.  He has enabled us to comprehend that which is necessary for eternal life and the abundant life here in this world.  Rather than feel proud or be boastful, why not tell others so that they too can enjoy this amazing gift.

Thanks for the privilege of continuing to serve as president of our blessed BCM/D.  May His greatest blessings be yours as you continue to serve Him.