I have my traditional Cambridge Bible which was given to me by my soul mate, my beloved late Grandpa. It is a very special book not only for it's content but for the sentimental value in that it came from such a special person.
Since my faith is deepening and I am taking my Christian journey deeper than before I am starting to really study the Bible. However I don't feel that highlighting my grandfathers Bible would be appropriate. When a friend offered to buy me a beautiful Bible in which I could highlight and underline important verses, scriptures and question how I am using God's word in my everyday life, I couldn't say no.
So I am eternally appreciative for my new Bible, which is the NKJV (New King James Version) in large print and beautiful binding:
Yes I have started highlighting important verses which I believe God has made stand out for me. I am starting to read the book of John and then the Gospels in my attempt to read the entire Bible. It's something I have never done before and I hope it will bring me closer to God and my understanding of the life and times of Jesus. I expect it to be an emotional read but with a positive outcome at the end.
When I was highlighting passages before bedtime - hence the floral duvet cover - my son asked me why I was colouring in my new book. For the past five years I have taught him to value books and only to colour paper or paintings that are specified for that purpose. Now I have to try and explain to him that its ok to highlight Gods word and remember his love for us through his son Jesus Christ. By writing in the Bible it helps Mummy remember important lessons which I can then teach the Children at S-T-O-C-K-S Sunday School. I then went on to read:
1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide in Him that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
It is important to teach the children not to be ashamed of their faith to stand proud just as Jesus has done and to do good. This verse has really inspired me to encourage the children of S-T-O-C-K-S to say it loud and say it proud - How I am not quite sure yet ;-) But I will keep highlighting my new Bible as much as I can for God really is the highlight of my life, is he yours?
Until next time,
Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S