Being led this morning to my parents family bible, I felt like I looked through its beautiful pages for the very first time in 50 years. Why did I take it from the shelf this morning? Because I wanted to hold the bible in my hand.
On my phone is my.bible.com and I love to hear the chime when my daily verse has arrived. Reading Psalm 143:10, prayer filled my heart I would be led by my Saviour in all that I will do.
Today, I read the daily bible verse, but wanted to hold my bible. Going to the bookshelf, there was the family bible. As beautiful outside, as inside. The colored pages told stories.
Turning to the back, Red Lettering Showed a Promise from Jesus. Gorgeous Maps with Index. Gold Tabs with the Books of the Bible. Index. List of the Laws of the Bible, Tax, Court, Military, Citizenship, Family Life, Inheritance, and much more. Subject Directory to Paragraph Headings, which would lead any one of us to Several Verses in the Bible to Help us Learn. A Dictionary and Concordance.
The front of the Bible was just as amazing! A Picture in Color of a family gathered together as the dad read to them from the pages of the bible. The Lord standing there, silently, lovingly, watching them. And, the verse at the bottom read from Matthew 18:20, Where Two Or Three Are Gathered Together In My Name, There Am I In The Midst Of Them. My dad taught us from the Bible my whole life, and still does. He became a Baptist Minister when I was 6 years old. He is almost 82 and he still shares the Bible and the Lord’s Love daily wherever he goes.
My husband read nightly to our children. When they were young, it was from a Large Children’s Bible Story Book with Colored Pictures. To my delight, this Family Bible has a section of Bible Stories For Children. The Army that Won with Pitchers and Lamps (Judges 7:15-23), and even lists the page number so one can easily find the story. Stories of Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-6). Joseph’s Brothers Sell him into Slavery (Genesis 37:1-36) The Walls of Jericho Came Tumbling Down (Joshua 6:2-20) an on, an on!
Past this Wonderful Find, is Daily Bread Throughout The Year! A list of Bible Verses for Holy Days! And, a Passage from the Bible for each day of the Month of the Year!
My excitement shows, I know, and I am thankful. Reading a verse and/or passage from the Bible daily is something I never want to take for granted. Share verses and stories with others. Share your excitement! Pray daily and Have a Blessed Day. :)Jen