The Bible has plenty of love stories more beautiful than pocket books–with lessons worth remembering and emulating from books on prayers, praises, poems, quotations, hymns to stories and meditations. What more can you ask for in this small book called the Bible.
After reading your Bible, there is a good chance of one being drawn to good works, to be kind, be charitable, do God’s mission–be His little disciple, to go out and make God known.
We are like seeds scattered on the ground. Some of us will be good in getting what we read from the book. Some of us will be so passionate, eager to be part of God’s mission, energized to start the work right away. Some of us will wake up and wanting to be a part of His mission not knowing how to start. Just go and do it anyway. Some will postpone reading the Bible because they are so caught up with work and family–need to make money to pay mortgage, buy fancy cars or feed families.
Until one day, we find out we have cancer, a stroke, lost a family member, our jobs. Helpless with no one to turn to, at times with plenty of money that can’t prolong life or bring back our health–we remember our Bible and the readings that we had. You quietly asked, Did you see my Bible? Then you recall seeing it in your room, took it, dusted off the cover with your weak hands slowly turning the pages. You remembered, you have to start from the beginning three chapters at a time–starting from Genesis till you reach Revelation. You muttered it will take more than 3 years if I read it this way… will God give you the time to finish it by then?
Then an epiphany. Lord, thank you for your generosity. Grant us the grace that we may finish reading our Bibles.