I remember so well sitting in Jalia + Daniels living room [of a house they were house-sitting] in Jinja, Uganda October 2011. They were sharing their story with us, and something they said has always stuck with me. At one point, they were so poor that they had to sell their family bible to be able to feed their family. SELL THEIR BIBLE. Their bible was so dear and precious to them, as christ followers, but in order to survive they had to sell it off. Is my bible my most prized possession?
I don’t know about you, but I have Bibles lying all around the house. ESV, study bible, student bible, the message, the psalms, the living bible, children bible, jesus story book bible, jesus calling bible for kids, the list goes one.
Last year for Christmas, all I wanted was a new bible. a big study bible to replace my small ESV I bought the summer we were engaged at Hume Lake, in 2006. We didn’t have much money that year, and my only gift from my husband was that bible. I can guarantee you that Christmas, remembering my dear friends story, that Bible meant the whole world to me.
The bible is the living and active word of God. Inspired scripture. Gods true story.
I’ll never look at that book the same.
what about you? do you take your bible for granted sometimes too?