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This bibliophile’s relationship with the Bible | Worship

 

Last updated 7/15/2015 at Noon



On most days I rise early, make some coffee, check emails and look for a weather report. After that, I open my Bible and attempt a conversation with God.

Sometimes it’s a glorious experience. I read lines from the Psalms that remind me of God’s steadfast love and mercy. I read the teachings of Jesus in the gospels and feel new energy for the urgency of God’s justice and hope.

Other times, I read the Holy text, coffee cup in hand, and feel sort of empty, or guilty, or confounded or even angry. The Bible can be a hard book.

Growing up, we liked to call it “devotions.” It was to b...



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