The Bible, God’s Word of Life

Do you have a Bible?

If so, how old is your Bible?

Do know where your Bible is?

Is to your Bible dusty?

Are the pages still crisp and pristine?

Or are the pages a bit limp, a bit frayed?

Are the words underlined,
verses dated or marked with a star?

Are there notes and definitions in the margins?

How does it fit in your hand?

Does it feel comfortable or a little strange?

In church one evening not long ago,
as I bent my head in prayer,
I saw on the pew in front of me, this Bible.

Later I asked, “How long have you had this Bible?”
She laughed, “About 25 years.”
Many times I’ve seen this sister reading her Bible
before service started while those around her chatted,
greeting one another.

My Bible is well used,
but it does not have the print of my thumb worn
in the cover from holding the Word of God – – –
For long periods of time
Tightly – without wavering
Daily, many times during the day
In good times,
Hard times,
Fearful times,
Times of sickness,
Times of death
Times of joy and victory.

Only with our closest friends
do we have long, intense, soul searching conversations,
receiving and giving encouragement,
comfort, direction, and yes, even correction.

Is Jesus our closest friend?
How much time do we spend holding on to Him?

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105

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