Saturday, October 08, 2005

Battle Bible

This morning, I made a visit to the local Bookstore, in response to a sign that said "Storewide Sale"! I went in, and of course, bought something. A Bible. The aluminum, snap-shut cover sported an embossed medical cross wherein are engraved the letters "ESV". English Standard Version. The interpretation of the Holy Bible in the version English Standard. The cover said this: "Herein are contained the very Words of God."

Huh?

The Words of God? Words?? Language? The communication of an Almighty Diety? In my... coat pocket?

The language of such an Existence, humbling itself to be contained within my hands?! Within my pocket? With the amount of kings in the world that would never allow their subjects to see them without a myriad of red tape, I have a GOD who was gracious enough to allow me to put His Words within the confines of my coat pocket, to view them, memorize them, meditate on them, inhale them, on a whim; no red tape, no introduction, just a pure heart, and a prayer.

That's my God for you. Amazing.



The Lord's Prayer from Luke, in the English Standard Version

Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
as we ourselves forgive everyone
who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awe inspiring thoughts, Nic. Let me add this: God's Word is more powerful than God. When He says something, He binds Himself to it. So what you hold in your hands, has the ultimate authority. God can never go contrary to His Word.

Reese said...

now THAT i fully understood... and it was beautiful.

whimsicalfaery said...

Very good thought. Makes me wish I had thought it first. But I guess if someone had to, it might as well have been you. jk

Very good thought.

whimsicalfaery said...

By the way, one other thing you might want to take care of. I found it interesting that when I tried to click on your link to Patrick's site, it sent me back to mine. People might get weird ideas about Pat.

PeacefulLady said...

The Words of God? Words?? Language? The communication of an Almighty Diety? In my... coat pocket?

It kinda hits us doesn't it? Thanks for the fresh reminder.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog, good thoughts, wish I had been so thoughtful @ ur age. Good to see u again too