Monday, March 7, 2011

My First Bible


For the 2011 March of Books we were asked to take photos and tell about our favorite copy of a favorite book.

My favorite and most special book is my Bible, and this one means much, a Precious Moments version...the pages long since coming out. It was the first Bible of my very own, given me by a family friend when I was six years old, shortly before moving from NY to FL. My sister, Grace, made this cover for it, and I loved to trace the pattern of the flowers with my fingers. Inside, I highlighted and underlined verses that I liked or had memorized. I remember often reading over the little story lessons that went with certain gray-shaded verses.

These truly were precious moments, though at the time I was not yet born again and to me it was basically just a pretty and poetic book to look at, despite being taught its eternal worth. I am thankful for the seeds planted there, the passages read and memorized with my family.

5 comments:

Chantel said...

What a wonderful first bible! Mine was big, with large print and a picture of Jesus and the children on the front that I looked at for hours, wishing that the little girl sitting beside him could have been me.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us!

:)

Melissa M. said...

You're welcome--glad you enjoyed it! =)

Vanessa said...

I remember my first Bible - I'm sure I have it stashed away somewhere! My parents gave it to me when I was old enough to read. Those first Bibles have a special place in our Christian walk.

Thanks for sharing!

Tarissa said...

Hello ~ I found you from the YCLF link-up. I'm participating on my blog too.

What a beautiful thing to have! Your first Bible. Now that's a keeper. It's absolutely lovely, and I'm glad you shared about it on your blog.

Blessings,
~ Tarissa
http://InTheBookcase.blogspot.com

Melissa M. said...

Yes, it is special. I should really glue the pages in, too, so they don't get any more damaged!