Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A close personal friend turns 40


Forty years ago next month, I bought this Greek New Testament at the Wheaton College bookstore. It has become a close personal friend. Though I haven't changed as much as I should have over these years, the deepest changes have come to me through this book, where God has met me. I am thankful.

Another forty years, and I won't be here. For that too I am thankful. Someday this book will fall from my hands. Until then, "Bring me the books, and the parchments" -- and my Greek New Testament.

My Hebrew Bible too, of course.