In the beginning...
This book changed my life! My mother gave it to me for my 18th birthday. It's the only gift she gave me that year because she was mad at me about something I don't remember. Maybe she found out I was sexually active. Who knows! But of course I was angry about it. We had never even read or discussed the Bible, so I received that gift as judgment. As a weapon to hurt me.
So I threw it in a drawer and continued living my college life. Years later, when my college life started to catch up with me, I pulled it out. My dad was the one who introduced me to its contents. And although my parents didn't raise me together, the Holy Spirit used the both of them separately to get my attention. This very book right here is over 30 years old. And regardless of its tattered and worn condition, its contents are eternally fresh and new. Its contents didn't just change my life.
They ARE my life!