1 Chronicles 16:8: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

I’m getting misty-eyed this morning – The first book of Chronicles contains the first Bible verse I have ever blogged about. It was in 2016, and this is what I wrote:

“Bragging about the Lord!  Here is a Bible verse that talks about broadcasting worldwide what the Lord has accomplished.  In today’s day and age with Internet access readily available this could be easily done, and we have been posting on Social Media on a regular basis; but now Bill and I would like to create a blog where we can post a Bible verse, elaborate on its meaning, and share it with the world. This would be our very first blog. Let’s see where this takes us!”

Years after this entry I can say that thinking and writing about a Bible verse is an experience I don’t want to miss. This habit has blessed me more than anything else. The Lord knows His own Word and He also knows what He wants to say to you and me. Reading the Scriptures – studying the apostles’ letters, the prophets’ writings, the gospels, the psalms, the five books of Moses – is our lifeline.

Some of us may think: Generations of believers have read the Bible; there is nothing special about it. – Exactly! The fact that generations of believers have read the Bible and it still gives us new insights is very special. The Bible is no old hat. It’s as alive as the Lord.

Yesterday I went outdoors and admired the colors of fall. Looking at something beautiful outside I often say jokingly to the Lord: “Stop bragging!” Well, He is not really bragging – He’s just brilliant. Everything the Lord has created is so good! His deeds have left an indelible footprint. Inasmuch His actions speak for itself, but so does He communicate through His Word; He talks to us in person through His Holy Spirit. His Word is like gentle rain that softens the hardened callouses of our hearts.

We all know the Internet is an impersonal medium; and nothing beats sharing the gospel in person. Still I hope that the thoughts the Lord inspired me to write down initiate a domino effect of good things happening. At least that’s my prayer.

There is a lot to discover when it comes to the Lord, and the apostle John once wrote that no amount of books could cover all the things Jesus has done or is doing. Still this won’t keep us from trying – I for one will do just that: keep on writing.

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