re’s a story about an old man who lived in the mountains with his young =
grandson. Each morning, the grandfather would sit at the kitchen table =
and read from his worn-out Bible. Wanting to be just like his =
grandfather, the young boy would imitate him by reading his own =
day the grandson asked, "Grandfather, I try to read the Bible just =
like you, but I don’t understand it. When I do understand it, I forget =
as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible =
grandfather simply replied, "Son, take this old wicker coal basket =
down to the river and bring back a basket of water." The boy did as =
he was told, but the water leaked out of the basket before he could get =
back to the house. The grandfather sent him back three more times and =
told him to move faster each time. Every time, the frustrated boy =
returned with an empty basket.
ally, out of breath, the young boy said to his grandfather, =
"See…it’s useless! The water is gone."
old man said, "Look at the basket. Instead of a dirty old wicker =
coal basket, it’s now clean. Son, that’s what happens when you read the =
Bible. You might not understand it or remember everything you read, but =
when you do, it will change you from the inside out."
believers in Christ in a fallen world, you and I must saturate our =
hearts and minds with the Word of God every day. Just like the young boy =
above, it may seem that we can’t retain or comprehend everything we =
read. But remember that God uses His Word to change us from the inside =
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"