A passage is a place of transition and movement, a place that leads us from one area to another. A passage implies that remaining where one is does not have to be the only option; you can transition from where you are, one step at a time, moving on towards a new place.
I love this fresh way of thinking about “passages” of Scripture. Scripture is not merely a wealth of information but a place of transformation – of passages that lead me from one place in life to another. God uses Scripture passages to awaken me to the fact that remaining where I am, my current place in life, is not the only option; I can transition from who and where I am, one step at a time, engaging my whole self in a passage that moves me on towards a new place, God’s place.
Thank You, God, for “passages” of Scripture.