(picture taken by Lexi–not bad for a 3 year old)
Three days early and I’m done! I really, really did it! I read the Bible cover to cover! Yesterday I covered a lot of ground while I was stuck in bed all day sick and I was already a day or so ahead and then today I was determined to finish early. The Bible in 85 days just seems so roll off my tongue better than 87 or 88.
Do you see that smile in that picture? I’m ecstatic. I really, really am THAT happy about it. I feel a little like I’m holding a diploma of some sort.
See all those checkmarks? I really did it when I finished that section. Sometimes it was more than one a day and sometimes it was none for a couple days but I kept on trucking through it.
And the ONLY reason I’m making a big deal out of it in front of everyone is I honestly believe YOU CAN DO IT too!! And you should! This should be the first thing a Christian should do. Really. How can we say we’re Christians when we haven’t a clue of what most of His word says? Of course I believe you only have to know 1 verse (or even none probably) and can be a Christian but really, if we’re supposed to be Christ-like and Jesus is God’s Word then it seems to be a no-brainer. I really don’t know why I waited so long to do this.
I started welling up when I got to the end. Revelation was such a great book to end on. He really is coming and we really will reign eternally with Him. He’ll make a new earth and we’ll be brought together again with our families. They’ll be no more tears or hurt or anger and we get to praise Him forever. And in the meantime, He’s given us this wonderful book to read and yes, I’ll say forever that Leviticus is boring to read but that’s the Law..the same Law that He saved us from. Everything is in there for a purpose and I just can’t encourage you enough to read, read, read it!!
Wow, I think I could talk about this for quite some time but as so many of the writer’s ended their books, I will finish by saying
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!