Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Journey with the Bible

  I am about to wrap up my seventh year of reading through the entire Bible in the course of one year.  Each time there is something different that takes me by surprise.  Maybe there is a story I did not recall.  Perhaps there is a passage that takes on new meaning.  This never fails to amaze me.  Although it should not, for such is the work of the Holy Spirit.
  As I write this, I am thinking about next year's journey.  What translation will I use?  Which reading plan will I follow?  There are endless possibilities out there.
  The one constant is the love.  Each chapter, every book is filled with love.  Time and time again, the people turn away from God.  Yet God's love for them is unchanging.  Time and time again, God reaches out in love.  The Bible is, simply put, the greatest love story ever told.
  A new year is just over a week away.  Many of us will make resolutions.  We'll pledge to loose those 10 extra pounds.  We'll vow to eat better and exercise more.  We might even determine to take more time for what is important in life . . . like family and friends.
  In 2012, I invite you to join with me in making the commitment to spend time each day with God.  Journey along with me and get to know the One whose love never ever fails.  Join me in taking up the challenge to read the entire Bible next year.

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