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Diary of a Bible

 

Diary of a Bible

When little girls are growing up, it is common for to keep a diary. Some older women might still keep a diary. Boys don’t keep a diary, they keep a journal. It sounds more masculine. There is something about a diary that is personal and sacred. You feel like you can write anything and really be honest because you will be the only person reading it (unless you have an annoying brother). What if your Bible could keep a diary? What do you think it would say? Perhaps it might be something like this:

            January: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks, but they have forgotten me now.

            February: Clean-up time. I was dusted yesterday and put in my place. My owner did use me for a few minutes last week. He had been in an argument and was looking up some references to prove he was right.

            March: I had a busy day the first of the month. My owner was elected president of the P.T.A., and he used me to prepare a speech.

            April: Grandpa visited us this month. He kept me on his lap for an hour reading 1 Corinthians 13. He seems to think more of me than do some people in my own household.

            May: I have a few green stains in my pages. Some spring flowers were pressed in my pages.

            June: I look like a scrapbook. They have stuffed me full of newspaper clippings.

            July: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we are off on vacation. I wish I could stay home; I know I’ll be closed up in this thing for at least two weeks.

            August: Still in the suitcase.

            September: Back home at last and in my old familiar place. I have a lot of company. Two women’s magazines and four comic books are stacked on top of me. I wish I could be read as much as they are.

            October: They read me a little bit today. One of them is very sick. Right now I am sitting in the center of the coffee table. I think the preacher is coming by for a visit.

            November: Back in my old place. Somebody asked today if I were a scrapbook.

            December: The family is busy getting ready for the holidays. I won’t be used much, but that’s alright because the first few weeks in January are normally a busy time for me.                                                                                                            (Church Bulletin Bits)

   How are you using your Bible? Wanting to use it more? Why don’t you try our new Bible Reading Schedule located below? The Bible is filled with teachings that can help you live your life for God. Put your Bible to good use!                                                                                   

Kevin