January 15 – I’ve been resting quietly for a week. The first few nights after New Year’s Day my owner read me regularly. He vowed to read all of me this year. But I’m forgotten.
February 2 – Clean-up day! Dusted along with some other things—but back on the shelf.
February 24 – Owner used me for a short time after dinner. Looked up a few verses. Went to Sunday School. Never opened me up.
April 10 – I was dusted today and put on the coffee table in the living room. Special company was here, but now I’m back on the shelf again-wedged between the PC manuals and the hot new DVD’s.
May 12 – Busy day. My owner had to lead a devotional lesson and had to look up some references. Had quite a time finding me, and then hunted to find those references.
June 5 – Grandma is here on a visit. I’m in her lap. She let a tear fall on Colossians 2:5.
June 6 – In Grandma’s lap again. She has spent most of her time reading I Corinthians 13 and the last four verses of the 15th chapter. She’s getting ready for her “finals”.
June 7, 8, 9 – I’ve been in Grandma’s lap each afternoon. It is such a comfort to be appreciated and loved. She reads me part of the time, then just sits and talks with my Author.
June 10 – Grandma is gone and I’m back in the same old place. She kissed me before she left.
July 4 – Had a couple of four-leaf clovers and an oak leaf stuck in me today by the children. I wonder why their folks don’t encourage them to read me?
August 1 – Packed in a suitcase with clothes. Off on a vacation, I suppose.
August 7 – Still in the suitcase. I wonder if they are reading the motel’s Gideon Bible?
August 12 – In the suitcase though everything else has been in and out many times.
August 15 – Home again and on the shelf. Quite a journey. Can’t see why I went.
September 3 – Rather stuffy and hot sitting here on the coffee table in the sun. The TV guide, a novel, and an old hat are on top of me. I’m a victim of priorities, I guess.
October 18 – Used by Mary a few minutes today.
November 10 – Was carried to church today and held up to be counted.
December 16 – Dusted again. I’m lonesome. Wish Grandma would come to visit again.
December 31 – Tomorrow I expect each family member open me to find a New Year’s Verse. You know, just for luck. For their sakes, I hope they don’t put a finger on Matthew 4:4 and read it….
“The devil does not fear a dusty Bible.”
Read your Bible through every year by reading just three chapters each day, and arm yourself against Satan’s tactics.