I'm pretty sure that yesterday I preached the worst sermon I've preached in a long time. And it's also been a long time since so many people responded in person or by e-mail to say they had been helped by a message. Now there's a kicker. It's almost as if the impact of God's Word doesn't depend on the effectiveness of the speaker. It's as if the Word itself is able to "penetrate even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow." Go figure. . . . The stuff they never tell you in seminary.