Some old Bibles

Old Bibles,

Family heirlooms,

Records of comings and goings.

Rites of passage.

Faith and hope, 

Promises kept and to come.

Light and the nearness of God.

Maps of the past, yet pointing to a better future.

Best seller, and probably least read,

Commonly misquoted.

Costly, but freely given.

Fought over its meaning, when intended for peace.

Provides comfort and rebuke.

Treasured and trashed.

Soft, strong, and resilient.

Old, but never dated.

Arcane language, yet never out of date.

Poetic, profound, and puzzling.

Dark and mysterious,

Hidden and revealing.

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s