“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?’ ”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I love to read. It is an addiction.
After my first grade year, my parents were presented with an option, that their son, (me), could skip second grade because my reading levels were so high.
They chose, wisely, to keep me where I was.
They probably thought, “A reader he is, a genius he ain’t.”
But even then, words meant everything.
Words can and have changed the world.
Words win elections.
Words cause the soul to reflect upon the creator.
Words send the imagination whirling with possibilities.
Words move the heart.
Words cause people to fall in love.
You get the picture.
Verbally, I like fewer words.
For the few give the greatest impact.
Saint Francis said, “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”
The Bible is a book of words.
Yet, in this book there are pictures and conversations, mystery, violence, sex, romance, the quest for life’s answers, all contained within one book.
We purchase it.
We give it away.
We decorate with it.
We carry it.
Yet we so often do not read it.
Psalm 119:10-11 says, “I seek you with all my heart. I have hidden your word in my heart.”
I would encourage you to fall back in love with the Holy Writ.
God is so trying to speak to each one of us individually and this is a major way he chooses to speak.
In our own quest for adventure, through this book, we, like Alice, can find our own wonderland.