December 8, 2010 – My First Bible Verse

When I was in fifth grade, my parents went ‘church hopping.’  (This isn’t a new concept as this was in the late 1960s.)  We finally went, for a short time, to a Church of the Brethren which was very different from our Lutheran background.  I don’t remember much about the church, but I do have one memory of one Sunday school class.

This particular day I was given a slip of paper by the teacher.    On the paper she had written a Scripture verse.  I stared at the verse.   It was the first time anyone had ever given me a Scripture and I read it over and over.   I’m sure that teacher had no idea how I valued that strip of paper. That verse planted the most important seed in my life.  It became the foundation of my walk and understanding of the Lord.  I kept that strip of paper in my Bible for about 35 years until I gave it to my oldest daughter when she turned 12.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever”

(Isaiah 40:8).

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