For some, the pen is mightier than the sword. Others still struggle with holding a pen in the proper way. For the rest of us - who have given up pen and paper entirely - we seek to arrange 26 symbols into combinations that will convey the depths of our hearts and minds. And in "e-land" I'm told those 26 squiggles are all reduced to 1's and 0's. On. Off. Off. On. Absolute clarity lies behind jumbled words.
Off. On. There's no gray area here, no fractions. Off. On. On. It is a division that unifies. Your heart bursts with my joy or hangs heavy with my sorrows because of the unequivocable separation that has been made. Our relationship is deepened because of the division and the unique way that it is brought back together – the word.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints an marrow; it judges the thoughts an attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
The word is the great rejoiner of things divided. But it divides in its own right, separating into On and Off. There is both division and unity in the Word.