60 Years Ago

I know I will be dating myself, but 60 years ago I was 12. My grandfather gave me my very first Bible. I was so proud - it even had my name on the front. But even more important, on the inside, he had written in "Psalms 119:11.” Before you read any further, please open your Bible and read that scripture....

I have worn out at least four Bibles since then, but in every one I wrote that scripture inside to remind me of grandpa and the relationship he wanted me to have with God.

In that time I have also come to love ALL of Psalms 119 (all 176 verses) and how it appeals to us to value God's word. Perhaps - no definitely, the problems of today would much more quickly be resolved if we all used God's words instead of our own! What a wonderful world this would be.

Sixty years ago things were very, very different, that's true. But, the one thing that remains consistent is that God's word has not, nor will not ever change. It has been true and powerful for over 4,000 years.

So please let me encourage you to read your Bible. The church encourages all of us to be Daily Bible Readers. The Covid-19 virus has allowed us some extra free time by restricting many things we would normally be doing. Let me suggest setting up a time, even as little as 10 to 15 minutes each day. Don't only read the word, but contemplate on what you have read. You won't believe the difference it can make in your life.

If you "hide the word in your heart,” it will "reappear in your life.”