Thursday, April 21, 2016

Do you remember receiving your first Bible?

I don't quite remember receiving my first Bible, but I remember as a teen I had wanted a particular study Bible.  I'm not sure why, but I really wanted this particular study Bible.  One evening I was at an auction with my pappy, this is something we did together quite often.  As we walked around looking at the things that were to be auctioned off that night, I found the exact Bible that I had wanted in a box with other odds and ends.  How strange, but I was so excited to find it, and I told my pap that I wanted it.  So, when the auction started and that box came up for people to bid, my pap started bidding.  It went higher than he wanted to pay so he didn't win the auction, and I was a bit disappointed.  I wonder if he was disappointed he didn't bid one more time.  He never said, my pap was a quiet man, but the man who won the auction came over to us and asked what we wanted in the box, we told him the Bible.  He was interested in the other odds and ends and just gave me the Bible.  Isn't God good?!!  I still have this Bible, and will always treasure it.

Shane, Mishai, Oscar, Patrick, and Shatin


Last week at Teen Group we gave our teens their very own Bible.  We will being teaching them how to take care of it and how to use it.  They were so excited to see their name written on the front page.

We were so thrilled to see them walk in on Sunday morning for church proudly carrying their Bibles.  Oh, how I pray that the Lord will work mightily in their lives and use for His service.  This is our next generation, maybe the Lord will call one of these young men to be the next pastor of Barunga.  Will you pray for them, too?



3 comments:

Bill Funderburk said...

Always a joy to see how God will bless the simple things we give. First we give ourselves to God, then we give His love to others.

Bill Funderburk said...

Always a joy to see how God will bless the simple things we give. First we give ourselves to God, then we give His love to others.

Ellen said...

Love this! I don't really remember my first Bible, but how I wish I treasured God's Word as much as others do in third world countries.