Today I am thankful for my scriptures. We have been reading the scriptures every day this year together as a family. We started on January 1st and haven’t missed a day. Sometimes it has taken some creativity to accomplish this as my husband travels for his job quite often. We have discovered that it works really well to read them together over the phone. We put him on speakerphone and we each take turns reading the verses out loud.
Since we do this before bed each day, we are sometimes pretty tired. But we still accomplish our reading. I think it helps us to sleep better after reading God’s word. It is kind of like wrapping ourselves up in His love each night. A blanket of protection. A blanket of peace.
I am so grateful that God loved us enough to make it possible for us to have His word at our fingertips. I love the comfort and peace they bring to me in a world that is filled with conflict. For just a brief period of time, their words provide me with a respite from my troubles and remind me of the love that God has for me. They offer me advice. They offer truth.
I know lots of people who don’t take the time to read the words that God has provided for His children. I find that sad. Bibles shouldn’t be bookends and gather dust. They are meant to be explored and searched for the treasures that lie within their pages. We are accountable for knowing His word. It is up to us to ask Him to help us to understand them and glory in the truth he bestows upon us. They are our instruction manual for life.
So today, I thank my Heavenly Father for providing me with scripture so I can learn heavenly truths.
What are you thankful for today?