15 feb. 2018

Farewell, my dear Bible!

"How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalm 119:103). 


Susan, a blind girl had been in the habit of reading her Bible by means of raised letters such as are prepared for the use of the blind; but after a while, by working in a factory, the tips of her fingers became so calloused that she could no more by her hands read the precious promises.

Susan tried to remove the calluses of her fingers that her touch might be more sensitive; but still she failed with her hands to read the raised letters.

Is God’s word also very sweet to you this day? Is it like honey to your mouth? May God the Holy Spirit make this the experience of every day to each one of us, for Jesus’ sake! ~ C.H. Spurgeon


In her sorrow Susan took the Bible and said: "Farewell, my dear Bible. You have been the joy of my heart!" Then she pressed the open page to her lips and kissed it, and as she did so she felt with her mouth the letters: The Gospel according to Mark.

"Oh, thank God!" she said, "if I cannot read the Bible with my fingers, I can read it with my lips."

Source: T. De Witt Talmage

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Mooi verhaal. Wanneer wij wanhopig zijn, heeft God al voor ons de oplossing.

  2. Ohhhhhhhh! This story gave me goosebumps from head to toe! I read the Bible every day, but praying that God would help me to cherish His Word more than I do!

  3. What a nice story, Aritha. I will pass this on to my kids.


  4. That is so precious. My good friends will be delivering New Testaments to a remote African tribe next month. This is the first time they will have the Word of God in their native language.

  5. Very touching story. Thank you for sharing it. When I think about it none of us know what tomorrow will bring. We could wake up blind ourselves and then I wonder have I stored up in my heart enough of the Word to find comfort? Thank you again for posting this story, Aritha.

  6. Jeremiah 15:16: Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

  7. Oh my, what a story! Thank you for sharing that with us. That truly touches my heart right now. So beautiful. Praise God.

  8. That`s so beautiful about the kiss.

    Taste and see that the LORD is good. His loving kindness endures forever.
    psalms, 34,136♡