Living God's Word

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-10, 18
Author: Mr. Andre de Albuquerque Caetano (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Thursday 11 April 2019 © The Upper Room.
When I was a child in Brazil, it was not easy to afford a Bible, especially for my parents.  My first Bible was a Christmas gift from my uncle José.  He had already marked it up as he read from that Bible over the years.  I can still see it now in my mind: black cover, red edging, and the smell of time.  But it was special to me because it was my first Bible.  Before that I could use only my mother’s Bible.

After a few years, I got a new Bible and still later, another one.  I even worked with my friend in a Bible bookstore for a time.  There, I bought a brand new study Bible.  Then many years later another friend gave me a King James Version of the Bible, and I started reading that one.  Later, this same friend came back from a trip to the USA and gave me four Bibles in three different English versions.

I rejoice that today in my country it is much easier to gain access to a Bible, and we have many versions in our native language.  As I look at my little library of Bibles, I am grateful for the ways that reading God’s word has helped me to grow in grace and knowledge.

Prayer:  Our God and Father, work in us to will and to act in order to fulfil your good purposes.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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Would it be possible to have a section where the Gospel is explained for Deaf people who are not yet true Christians to view? Maybe it could be a translation of a good tract? In fact, as Christians, we can never study the Gospel message enough for as we grasp it more and more our love for God grows and compels us to share it with others. God bless your endeavours for Him KS