Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Reading THE Book

A preacher of  a bygone era has been quoted as saying he was a man of one Book: that Book being, of course, the Bible. I don't know if he meant he actually read nothing but the Bible, but he at least made it his primary source of reading.

I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but I have come to love the Bible over the years. There was a time when I read it as a duty. Then, I read it because I knew I needed its message. However, as I've grown in the Lord, there are times when I pick it up because I miss it.

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I used to do something similar before my husband and I were married. We had a long distance relationship and he would write me letters and e-mails and notes. When I pulled one out of the mailbox, I would read it right away. But then, later on, I would feel overwhelmed with missing him or feel anticipation about our upcoming wedding day, and I'd pull it out an re-read it. Again and again. By the time he came to see me again, I would have it almost memorized.

I love the Book because I love the Author. I long to see Him and to be united with Him forever as His Bride. In the meantime, I will read. And re-read. And then do it again. Maybe by the time He comes to take me Home, I'll have it almost memorized.


  1. Hi! I found you on Blogelina. :) I love your comparison in this post to getting letters in the mail and re-reading them. My husband and I would do that when we were dating too, and I wish I had the same passion for reading my Bible as I did those letters. We're always working on something, right? Have a great day!

  2. @Carrie--keep falling more in love with Him!

    @Nancy--I'm glad it was a blessing to you.