Sunday, August 29, 2010

Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right. ~ John Donne




I was sitting in a pew at church this morning reading a Bible and I opened to this scripture:

"Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come."

Psalm 71:18

Now, if that wasn't God coming to me and hearing me in my hour of deep need, I don't know what is. He was speaking directly to my heart.

I still have the first Bible my Dear Hubby gave to me when we were new Christians. It is so worn out the front cover has fallen off, the pages so thin they're almost transparent. It is held together with a big rubber band. It is tucked away for safe keeping in a bin filled with My Treasures. And written by my own hand on the back pages is this:


"A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs
to someone who
isn't."


And I believe that to be true. No matter what has crossed my path these past 34 years, I have found what I need in God's word. He has never, ever forsaken me.

5 comments:

Betty said...

What a treasure to have. I agree completely with you. I´m always astonished how we find new things to learn each day from the bible.

Rob-bear said...

That's wonderful, Kris!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's so very true. In fact, my favorite Bible is being held together by a cover that zips. Without that, the pages would be everywhere.

Pam said...

I'm glad you are finding some comfort in your "hour of need". You are in my thoughts.

LC said...

Amen and praying for God's highest and best good for you and yours.