When you open your Bible to study it,
do you come armed with pens, pencils, highlighters and a notebook?
Or do you approach your Bible with white gloves and fear of wrinkling a page?
I am a 'semi-marking' person. I like to mark verses that mean something to me.
But, I am not good about marking it as much as I'd like.
I have read stories about people losing their mother,
and then picking up her Bible and finding marks, notes, prayers, etc.--
and those markings being the most precious gift that she left her children.
Her Bible allowed them to see a glimpse into her heart.
So for this study I am going to try to work harder at putting away my white gloves,
and making my Bible what it should be---
my most important personal possession.
When someday I am entering the pearly gates,
I want my children to be holding my Bible in their hands.
And I want it to bless them.