Friday, October 2, 2009
IT'S MY FAVORITE
I have lots of favorites: favorite beach, favorite teacher, favorite street, favorite restaurant... You get the idea.
I'm glad that my parents instilled in me the importance of being in the Word of God. I grew up reading the Bible with my family every day, but never read it for myself until I was a teen. Once I got into it for myself, I began to understand God's plan for my life.
My first favorite Bible passage was Isaiah 43:1-2 "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, (I only read KJV back then.) and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."
Now, all these years later, with much more of the Word living in me, I think my favorite probably is whichever one I am reading at the time. But often, my Bible still falls open to Isaiah 43, and I'm reminding of God's abiding presence and unchanging character.