The early morning breeze moves the shades in room 110 as the one who raised me struggles to breathe.

The emotions spill from my eyes.

How do we live this one life well because we all will face death?

Can we find the answers in the Bible?

The Bible is the inspired word of God and

His revelation to all people of himself and His plan of salvation.

The Bible is the inspired word of God and

His revelation to all people of himself and His plan of salvation.

For several months our Pastor has been preaching a series called “Ancient Words.”

One of his questions, “Do we read the Bible for information or formation?”

The day has been long and difficult in room 110. I pick up the Bible to read it because I need it.

I begin to read aloud to the one who raised me.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

forever.

The labored breathing is now regular and quiet; sleep comes for this night.

I will treasure this moment forever.

For the one who raised me has finished the race, fought the good fight,

and received the ultimate prize, everlasting life in heaven.

That day in July formed me.

Those ancient words calmed our fears and soothed our souls.

Will you let the Word change you?

“Ancient words ever true

Changing me changing you

We have come with open hearts

Oh, let the ancient words impart.” ( lyrics Ancient Words)

Let the change begin.

Until next time, Pam.

 

 

 

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