Retiring this Bible

I got a new Bible.  Hope it serves me as well as this one has for the last 13 years. 

I’ll always keep this one…Jenny gave it to me as a gift when I was ordained into ministry. (She also gave me my new one for Christmas.)

Lots of passages are scratched up with hand-written reflections or teaching notes.  The pages have been falling out for a long time and a few months ago I finally lost the first 7 chapters of Genesis!  I’ve used this Bible to teach in Liberia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada.  It’s been my companion at dozens of funerals, 100+ weddings, 1000+ sermons, and plenty of conversations across the table from someone who literally needed a Word from God.

But I’m looking forward to the next one.  I wrote some notes in it during Beka’s teaching on Sunday and some more before I spoke to our whole staff this morning.  Off to a good start…

~ by Greg Lee on January 6, 2010.

2 Responses to “Retiring this Bible”

  1. Thank you for not mentioning Brandy’s teeth marks in your Bible! That still haunts me!

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