“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
A Treasured Find
While browsing in a local antique shop one day, I spotted this Bible. My oldest daughter, who was with me, fell in love with it, but she didn’t have quite enough money to buy it that day. Over the next few months she saved until she had enough and we went back and bought it.
God’s Word is a Treasure
In both of our eyes she had acquired a treasure. God’s Word is a treasure in and of itself, but there was something so special and sacred about holding one that was well loved and well used by a woman living so long ago. Someone we had never met, but felt connected with through our mutual faith in Jesus.
Do we love our Bibles like Annie loved this one?
Here with this treasure, though, is a challenge to all of us who claim His name. Do we love our Bible the way this was loved? Do we treasure it the way this was apparently cherished? Most importantly, do we use our Bibles? This Bible was obviously used and I’m sure Annie’s life was blessed by spending time in God’s Word. Our lives will be blessed as well. Spend some time today and every day in your copy of God’s Word. It is an investment of time that will last into eternity.
Dear Jesus, may I treasure Your Word as the wonderful, priceless gift it is. May I read it, study it and store it in my heart, that I may both know and honor You in all I do. Thank You for such a precious gift to Annie and to all of us. Amen!