That’s a lot of words no doubt.
And not one of them placed without a specific meaning.
Not one of them written without a purpose.
Since I have an addiction to read and then read some more, this works out okay for me.
For others, who do not have the same desire to read, all that time it is more challenging.
And since I can not place this desire within anyone else, all I can do is encourage in this entry.
Encourage one to open the book and take in the tragedy, the ups, the downs, the encouragement found within, the human discouragement that is transparently evident.
Murder, intrigue, sex, betrayal, love found, love lost.
It’s all there.
And for me, the promises made within the book.
The promise that One greater than I will never leave me.
The promise that though this life is unbearable at times we are given the strength to endure.
The promise that though we are separated by death, in this life we will be reunited beyond death in the next life.
If we believe and follow the words of this book.
I can only encourage those I know and meet to open it and find all the promises contained there for them.
And that is what I am doing now.
Encouraging you to open The Holy Bible and make it your promise.
Soren Kierkegaard is quoted as saying, “When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me and about me.”
“Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.” Psalm 119:49