For my mother, Bible reading was a daily part of life, as important as breathing or caring for her family. I have no doubt that the Bible was her friend. It wasn’t until years later that I realized the importance of that foundation.
Now when I tuck in my granddaughter during a visit, one of my delights is having her pull out her Bible, read aloud, and discuss questions with me before she says her prayers. Already the Bible is becoming her friend.
Two different images. Two different ages. But the shared foundation of Bible reading weaves a thread that stretches from great-grandmother to great-granddaughter.
This message was adapted from “A Friend Through Life’s Passages” written by Sonia C. Solomonson that first appeared in the September 2010 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. If you are reading “Daily Grace” online, sign up to receive it by email daily..