Thursday, November 13, 2003

this is the final in the origenal series pak series i will have to write some more in the weeks to come

B.Y.O.B.
(Bring Your Own Bible)

Pak looked at his old wornout Bible. It was given to him by his youth minister when he entered highschool. It wasn't really old it just had a lot of millage. It had survived 4 years of highschool. The back was taped on because of a skateboarding accident. The edges were dirty from regular (or not so regular) Bible reading. Paper and old bulletins stuck out. The "gold" letter was worn off.
He opened it up and a flood of memories returned as he read the notes on paper and in the margins. He found a note from a girl asking where he wanted to go to eat after church. There was a book mark the mother of a friend had given him. It simply said Matthew 5:14 - 16 but reminded him to be "the salt of the earth" and a "light to the world." He read a whole lesson on Acts 2 that he had written in the margin of his Bible. He was amazed at how much information he had crammed in a space smaller than 1/4 of an inch. He also thumbed through the old bullitens which had accumulated in between the last page and taped on back cover.
"This old Bible is like an old friend. I am glad we have all these memories together. I am glad we journeyed together." He thought to himself as he placed his old highscholl bible on the shelf of his new college dorm room.


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