Yesterday I rearranged the bookshelf in my office. I found that I have a number of Bibles, different sizes, ages and translations, some brand new and others with well-worn pages. These days I am more likely to use the app on my phone than pick up a physical Bible, but looking at these beautiful Bibles I am struck by the realisation of how much I take for granted these incredible books that sit on my bookshelf.
As a new Christian I devoured the Bible for hours as a staving person devours a delicious meal. As I have matured in faith and my need is not so urgent, it is easy to lose the hunger and the awe and wonder of the scriptures, that I had at first.
Looking at the Bibles sitting on my bookshelf I am renewed in my appreciation of this incredible book. I am so incredible grateful that I live in a time in history that the Bible is freely and abundantly available to me. I am grateful that I have the ability to read, it is in a language I understand and I have the liberty to read it whenever I like. It is a privilege to own a Bible, a privilege many people around the world do not have.
Today I challenge you to take a moment to reflect on the beautiful, complexity and creativity of the Bible. This precious holy book which holds the story of Gods love for us. Consider the privilege we have owning a Bible and thank God for His great gift of scripture.