Remember back HERE when I told the story of my beloved blue Bible and how it had been lost?
Finding it again gave my heart a burst of grateful joy, but it also made me look with fresh eyes at this constant companion of almost a quarter century to see how fragile it had become.
Each day tiny pieces of the blue bonded leather binding lay scattered on the tablecloth after I've read God's Word with my morning cuppa, and knowing that Blossom has her hand waving in the air for this heirloom to be handed along to her one day, I decided to sew a very special cover.
This will also become part of my Bible's history, so the verse embroidered across the front needed to be one that told younger hands of the treasures they could find within these worn pages...
Hebrews 4:12 is one of my favourite Bible verses.
It reminds me that God speaks through His Word every day, every moment, directly into my heart and thoughts - that He is never limited by a particular Bible translation.
It tells me that He speaks to me from the very source of truth and life and hope, right where I am, in the very circumstances I'm facing - whether that be in the valley or on the mountain...
He knows my life, and all the hidden things.
When I open my Bible to seek Him, His Word offers me comfort, direction, hope, joy and correction...
It holds the answers I need this side of heaven.
If I can find no answer for this life, then I trust Him that it was not needed.
"Trust and obey for there's no other way..."
It tells the future bearers of my Bible that God will speak directly to them, that they need never doubt Him or the words within that worn blue cover. His Word is forever alive, forever powerful.
He never failed me. Never, ever.
Receive this blessing today as a gift from your Heavenly Father, who by grace alone guides my hands to sketch and sew for His eternal glory.
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