Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Your Bible?

Sunday a friend gave this to me as a printout. It had a web address, but it’s no longer valid. The author is given as Gene Baker, and I have no idea who Gene is or when it was written. At a time in our lives, this could have been written by a Bible in our own home:


JANUARY: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year.  They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now.

FEBRUARY: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and put in my place. My owner did use me for a few minutes last week. He had been in an argument  and was looking up some references to prove he was right.

MARCH: Had a busy day first of the month.My owner was elected president of the PTA & used me to prepare a speech.

APRIL: Grandpa visited us this month. He kept me on his lap for an hour reading I Cor 13.  He seems to think more of me than do some people in my own household.

MAY: I have a few green stains on my pages.  Some spring flowers were pressed in my pages.

JUNE: I look like a scrapbook. They have stuffed me full of newspaper clippings - one of the girls was married.

JULY: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we are off on vacation.  I wish I could stay home; I know I'll be closed up in this thing for at least two weeks.

AUGUST: Still in the suitcase.

SEPTEMBER: Back home at last and in my old familiar place.  I have a lot of company. Two women's magazines and four comic books are stacked on top of me.  I wish I could be read as much as they are.

OCTOBER: They read me a little bit today.  One of them is very sick. Right now I am sitting in the center of the coffee table.  I think the Preacher is coming by for a visit.

NOVEMBER: Back in my old place.  Somebody asked today if I were a scrapbook.

DECEMBER: The family is busy getting ready for the holidays.  I guess I'll be covered up under wrapping paper and packages ,again ... just as I am every Christmas. 
Oh, my – you’ve actually read this far! Now I can ask – how would your Bible’s diary read? I know some would read of how they were used daily. How their pages were worn at the edges, stained with tears and bindings loosening. Those are the ones with happy memories, for their owners truly have followed the psalmist’s actions:

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalms 119:11 KJV)

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. (Psalms 119:105-106 KJV)

Good example to follow!!

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