Here’s a great question that beatifully describes the Word given us to proclaim:
What if you were led to believe, as profoundly as you believe yourself to exist, that God has spoken . . . that within the covers of the Bible there on your table, incarnate in the syllables of our own language, throbs the living Word of God?
From Lester De Koster’s Light for the City: Calvin’s Preaching, Source of Life and Liberty, 11.