A few weeks ago, I visited a couple who attend our church’s English classes. After the usual small talk, I asked if I could read from the Bible. Something amazing happened! The father called the whole family into the room. Before I started, he went to the bookshelf and pulled their Bibles off the shelf. Not one Bible. Five Bibles. One for each person in the family. Dog-eared Bibles. Wrinkled. Used often. It gets even better! I said, “Let’s open up to the book of Jeremiah.” Do you know what happened? They knew where Jeremiah was! We opened up God’s Word and read together. It was amazing!
I say “amazing,” because as pastor, it’s rare to find a family—any family—that uses God’s Word in their homes. Does yours? To see this family and their well-worn Bibles made me think of this verse: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16). “Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly…” Isn’t that a great goal for our families? I pray that Jesus and his Word dwell richly in your family and in your house. That you know right where your Bibles are. That you can even find Jeremiah. May God’s Word dwell richly in you! You and your family will be blessed.