At first I wasn't happy about it. I mean, come on. My Bible? Of all the books she could've defaced. That thing is meant to be passed down to her someday.
But when I thought about it for more than 5 seconds, I smiled. And now it is, by far, my favorite page in my Bible.
Because she simply wrote in the book she found open on the table.
My Bible just happened to be that book.
And now this page serves as a reminder of a day when my tiny girl happened upon an open Bible. Yes, she wrote all over it. But the main thing is that she happened upon an open Bible I had been reading.
Because, if I'm completely honest, it's far more likely that she would've scribbled on my iPhone or laptop. She sees me using those things a whole heck of a lot more than my Bible.
And that wrecks me!
I would let that precious, tiny thing scribble on all the pages if it meant that daily she would come down the stairs, bleary-eyed and bed-haired, to find the open Bible I've been reading.
Father, You gave me life to do the very thing of sharing truth with my children. But more than just reading it to them or telling them about it, I want them to see me read it. I want them to perceive my love for truth. I don't care what they do in life if they just walk with You and love Your Word! Keep me mindful that I GET TO be an example for them in regard to the Word of truth. I GET TO show them what it means to hide it in their hearts, that they may not sin against You--a profound privilege! Why don't I do it more? God, strengthen me to impart truth. It's not a breakout session of what I'm here to do. IT IS WHAT I AM HERE TO DO.
* What would YOUR children most likely scribble on?
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.