She looked up at me through her smudgy little sunglasses and said, in all seriousness, “I have to read all the numbers in my Bible. That’s why I have to wear these glasses.”
It struck me as funny, this revelation that when she sees us reading our Bibles, her perception is that we’re just looking at the numbers. Of course, at age two, she’s still a little mixed up about the difference between letters and numbers and words. But it also made me wonder if there was more to that idea…
When we read the Bible, hopefully we’re not seeing “just words.” Hopefully we realize that those “words” are the inspired Word of God Himself, and that they should affect us and change us. (II Timothy 3:16-17) Ideally, we’ll be a little different after each time we read them.
If you went to church this morning, did you go away changed because you were exposed to God’s words? Will that be the only time all week you open His Word? I know at times I’ve been guilty of listening, nodding along, and then forgetting what I just learned instead of going home and working all week on becoming better because of those words.
There are no special glasses that will make it easier. We have to do the “work” of both reading and applying to our lives. But a powerful change will take place in us when we see them as much more than just words on a page.
I love that little Remington already wants to read her Bible. No wonder Jesus tells us to become like little children!
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