Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Special Book

**Not about Valentines,but it IS about LOVE.

A week ago today, a certain Golden Child wanted to take a special book with him to AWANA. His mother tried to dissuade him she feared he would lose it. The book in question is a rather large children’s Bible story book that I had given him a few years ago. Notice I said she tried to dissuade him; he can be very persistent when he really wants something. I’m sure he insisted pleeeeeze a dozen times or more, and probably promised a few things too. You guessed it. He took the book to church that night.

The way I understand it, he got home before he remembered the book. At that point, his Mom was supposed to get back in the car, go back across town, find someone to open the church, and get his Bible. Since this was not a practical solution, she suggested that he could get his Bible on Sunday.

Apparently he was not satisfied with her reply. He promptly sat down and wrote a note. He asked for an envelope, stamp, and some help with the address. Neither of his parents read the note, but one of them helped with the street name, city, and zip. He must have folded that note a half-dozen times before stuffing it in the envelope and sealing it up.

I wish you could have seen my face light up when my husband brought in the mail. He said, “Looks like your nephew has sent you a letter.” Aunt Carla was scrawled almost all the way across the top of the envelope. The house number was in a large font also. To one side was written: FEB. 7 and near the bottom 8:57. For the first time in a long time I was impressed with the postal service. They actually took the extra time to hand sort it and deliver it. Golden’s charm must have caught them as they handled his request. The note read: Aunt Carla, I left my Bible you gave me at church.

Long story short, Sunday morning he found his treasured book, the Bible Aunt Carla gave him. With his description of it, you can see part of the book’s value comes from its giver. If you could hear him talk about the stories in the book, you would see that the contents are also important to him. I’m proud that he has two reasons to read and share his great big Children’s Bible story book.

The Bible is a special book. Certainly its contents are without rival. We must have the scriptures to teach us righteous living. But more importantly, we must know the Giver of the Book, the One who enables us to live by its words.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalms 119: 105, 130 KJV

By the way, my Papaw, Golden’s great-grandfather calls Golden, his little preacher man. I never knew my Papaw to be a prophet, but maybe he is on to something. :)--PT2006 from Timeless Text Messages.


Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful....and cherished story!


Delia said...

I love how he just sat right down and wrote the letter as soon as he realized that he was going to have to wait until Sunday to get his Bible. And how he didn't show anybody the note before sending it. No hem-haw-ing or dilly-dallying around for him. He had things to do and his aunt to inform. lol. Too cute!

Morning Glory said...

Stopping by to say Happy Valentine's Day!

Sista Cala said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I get a boost from your comments too!
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. Sista Cala aka PT2006

Heather Smith said...

Great post! So true! You could memorize every word in the Bible, but you have to know the Giver of the Word before it can begin to change you!

Dawn said...

I love this story! I treasure the times my little granddaughter tells me her story from SS or preschool and remembers every detail. Great!

An Ordinary Christian said...

I enjoyed that, thanks.

Kathleen Marie said...

What a wonderful story to treasure for years to come.

God is so good - and wow, am I impressed with the USPS!