Before You Call

My sweet Lily worshiping Jesus at church

Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” (Is. 65:24, NIV).

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with my youngest daughter, Lily. We were discussing the importance of faith. I asked her to share some thoughts on how we can get our faith to grow. She came up with some good insights, and then we landed on the importance of the Word of God. As she pondered how essential Scripture is for growing in faith, she concluded, “I need a Bible.” I smiled at this idea that she had come up with all on her own.

Lily is just now getting to the point in her reading level where the timing is perfect for her to have her first personal Bible. Of course, she has grown up on an ample supply of Bible stories and age-appropriate memory verses. She has enjoyed owning what she called her “Bibles;” large volumes of colorfully illustrated Bible stories. But the moment has come and she herself realized it: she’s ready to graduate to a real Bible, the full version.

There’s something doubly delightful about this story. Our Continue reading Before You Call