I know a lot of people who find it impossible to throw out a Bible. Given the situation, I’m probably one of them. There’s something just inherently wrong about tossing a Bible in the recycling box. I guess it’s because we know how powerful a thing scripture is, and how, in other parts of the world, they would give anything to have access to what is written on those pages.
I’m not tossing out a Bible today, but I feel the need to change the scripture verse that appears on my regular blog. But I recognize the power of the words, and find I can’t just hit the “delete” button. I always feel that some individual may land at that blog for some completely random reason and be gripped by the power of the words printed in the sidebar.
So here it is, as it has appeared there for the last six months or so:
…By giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don’t walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. ~Colossians 1:22-23 (Msg.)