A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My First Bible



This is my first Bible given to me on a Special Occasion from my parents
*years* ago. When I finger through it, I like to see what I underlined and how
discolored the pages are. When I figure out how old it is,I sure do wonder
where has the time gone ??? It is almost an antique !!!
As a former military wife, we moved many times. With moving we
would get rid of so much. I am glad I hung on to this. I have other things
I wish I would have kept. I also hope that when the Rapture comes (today would be great)
that this, and our other Bibles will be put to good use. They will need it, those Left Behind.
I am glad it won't be me, I grieve for those who will be.
Deby

18 comments:

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

I was just thinking of an old KJV bible I had as a child...I've not been able to locate it...just like you, we've moved a lot since I married and I'm afraid it has been misplaced. I do have a Bible similar to the one you posted that I got when I was baptized and I had used it to teach Sunday School with. An Aunt of my husband was cleaning the church and found it and sent it to me about a year ago. The kids had pretty much done it in, using it for a drawing pad and such...so sad...I wish there was more respect for the Bible.

Thanks for sharing your treasure with us!☺

Mrs. C said...

What a special treasure! :)

Deborah said...

Hi Deby, I'm back home!
I love old Bibles...what a treasure to have!

Cherish the Home said...

What a treasure! (o:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is a very precious thing. My mom and dad gave me a Bible as a child. Sadly, my first husband gave it away.

Tiffany said...

What fun! I still have my high school bible and I love looking through it from time to time!

Ginny said...

How precious that you still have your first Bible! I'm not sure whether mine is still in the house, but the version isn't one I'd read now. I still have my baby cross, though, and I treasure it.

Mary Isabella said...

What a joy to have this most precious gift from your parents!!

Pam said...

Oh and you know now I love old Bibles! Oops sorry for using the word old here! LOL

Do you remember my Show and Tells which featured some of my old Bibles?

Tori said...

Praise the Lord it won't be me left behind either!!

That's a very special thing to have, your first copy of God's Word.

Mishel said...

What a precious keepsake! I still have my first Bible too--and like you, I love to thumb through the pages and see what I highlighted and underlined way back when...

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a wonderful treasures to have!

Thanks for sharing it with us
~Amy

HOPE said...

AMEN...I can't part with any Bible I have owned no matter how tattered the pages..too many precious notes in each. I always note certain messages that were preached too and love to re-glean!

I too..think about all the Bibles in my house that will be left and hope that someone will find it and read it. I have put my salvation testimony in one for that very purpose..To whosoever finds this:
and I have also listed on a page Memorials of GOD's faithfulness..list of answered prayer..and then there is the list of things that show the days winding down..the end times as they make the news.

Indeed thanks for sharing your treasure!

Paula said...

Dear Deby,

I have an old white KJV Bible that my mother gave me when I was a little girl, and keep it on my bedside table to read often! His word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path!

I am enjoying your lovely blog! Thank you for visiting me and for all your kind and encouraging comments! I read your wonderful salvation testimony and I am so very glad you know that you are saved! I thought I was saved as a child, but I was wrong. The Lord saved me a little over 10 years ago, and I am so very thankful He did! What peace we have in finding forgiveness in our Saviour Jesus and eternal security through Him!

The Lord bless you!
Paula

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Your first Bible looks much like the one that I held in my hand as I was married. It was very precious to me. Sadly, I know longer have it. I love your and I am so glad that you shared it with us. connie from texas

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....I didn't know you had this...I love seeing moms writing....I have a Bible from her and dad too!!! Given to me for my 30th. Love ya!!!

Susan said...

My first Bible was a white one very similar to yours! Does yours zip up around the edge? Even your name page has the same border around it. I still have mine too, in my mother's hope chest that I inherited when she passed away. The Bible is in bad shape now, and I wrote so many things that meant something to me then - and even some things that I wrote just to be writing in my Bible - that it's fun to look at it and remember the little-girl-me. Thanks for sharing yours!

Toni said...

How wonderful that is that you still have your very first bible!What a treasure:)What a beautiful thought about the rapture,too.Blessings!