My dear friend, Sybil, shared this cute little e-mail with me & I just had to pass it along.
CELL PHONE VS. YOUR SCRIPTURES
I wonder ……….
What would happen if we treated our scriptures like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purse or pocket?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
The giving it to kids as gifts in particular struck up a memory for me. When any of my Grandma Mary's grandchildren turned 8, she would give us a beautiful white set of scriptures with our name embossed on the front in gold. It was the most wonderful gift & I still have mine to this day! It's a little whiter now than it was yesterday because when I read this e-mail, it prompted me to go get it off the shelf & clean it off. Thank goodness for Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I had stopped using those scriptures when I got older because it seemed such a precious gift I didn't want to use it so much it started to wear down. I think the next time I have the opportunity to give my children a special gift, it will be this.