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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