And my heart cried, “Yes!”
Confession: I am a passionate Bible lover. God’s Word brings me life. I love the histories. I love the biographies. I love the journeys. I love the letters. I love the tastes of eternity. I love every page. It is my home and anchor.
Only one book has held our fascination for decades. Generation after generation has found life in this Book. I feel intertwined with humans of centuries past… we have studied the same words. We have walked life with the same Love and Light guiding us. Regardless of our era and our time, the words of the Word apply to our lives.
Only one glorious word-breathing God. Words fail me. He is, incredible.
Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods! For who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who knows enough to be his counselor? And who could ever give him so much that he would have to pay it back? For everything comes from him; everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory. To him be glory evermore. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36 NLT)
Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes. (Romans 11:33-36 The Message)
As I walk through this journey of illness, I have started writing letters to our kids. I want to capture my thoughts about who they are today and what I see in their personalities and characters. I want them to know how much I love them. I want them to know what a gift they are in my life. But most of all, I want them to know how amazing God is. I want them to know His Love and passion. I want them to grow roots deep into His Word and to have their identity anchored in His Truth. I am so grateful to have the freedom and opportunity to hold the Bible in my hands and read it with my eyes every day.
My sweet kids: study, know, love His Word. This amazing Book is full of Life and Light and Love. My Dad and Mum showed me the power of the Word in their own humble lives. I couldn’t help but want to read this Book that brought such beauty, strength, and hope to them. There is no greater book you could study. My hope is that you’ll become Bible lovers too.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Timothy 3:16 The Message)