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July 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

In Sunday School a couple of weeks ago; I had an eye opening experience.  I looked over to find one of the ladies sitting at my table sobbing.  Really sobbing.

I couldn’t imagine what was wrong.  I kept my eye on her, wondering if I might give her some comfort.

She got up from her seat to get some paper towels.  She had spilled her coffee.  I thought, Oh, no…she’s burned herself.  She continued to sob and clean up her mess.image

Then, it became crystal clear.  She begin to blot the coffee from the pages of her Bible.  Crying harder with each dab of the pages.

She carefully laid the paper towels between the pages of God’s word to keep them from sticking together.  It was as if it was her most treasured possession.

I approached her after class and asked if she was ok.  Her words broke my heart… “I’ve ruined it”.  I can’t afford another one and I need the large print to be able to read it.

Iimage assured her it wasn’t ruined, that it would looked used by its owner.  She smiled.

Wow, what if we ALL held God’s word in such high esteem.

“All scripture is God breathed, and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

How do the pages of your Bible look?  Old, worn, marked and treasured or crisp as the first day you bought it. ~Debra