One of the complaints about email is that sometimes it is difficult to figure out what the other person was feeling when they wrote the message.
Donald Jackson, a professional artist and calligrapher in charge of illuminating the Saint John’s Bible said “calligraphy is a rather peculiar thing, its about actually expressing peoples emotions, in a world where emotion is kept to a minimum in public life. When you want to tell someone ‘you have achieved something brilliant, you don’t just type it out on a piece of paper and send it to somebody, you ask somebody like me to put it in such a form that says you really mean what your saying."
Sometimes we look at the Bible the same way we look at email, just words on a page, not really sure what the writer was feeling when they wrote the passage. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, but did you ever stop to wonder what God was feeling when he hand wrote the ten commandments on the two stone tablets?