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Re-Read, Again?

November 9, 2019

Ed had some favorite Bible passages.

He could quote them and describe their settings in great detail.

And Ed lived them.

He would have agreed with what Jeff Masamori said: “You can photograph the same setting a million times and never get the same result twice. There will always be factors beyond your control. But for me, shooting and revisiting a scene over and over is the best way to get to know a place.”

[NOTE: This is PART FOUR, picking up where we stopped yesterday. If “Wait, Read That Again” doesn’t sound familiar, scroll down and read the past three days’ blogs and come on back.]

Ed was in his eighties when I knew him.

He was full of surprises, and they were always good ones.

In the middle of a Bible Study on whatever-it-was-at-the-time, Ed would raise one hand, extend an arthritic index finger, and begin with “You know what, Pastor? Here’s something I’ve never seen before.”

And he’d smile.

Those moments were at least twenty years ago.

I wish now I’d written down at least some of what all Ed said.

He lived into God’s Word, giving breath to the master photographer’s observation that “shooting and revisiting a scene over and over is the best way to get to know a place.”

Reading and re-reading Scripture over and over is the best way to get to know your Bible.

And even better: to know the God of the Bible.

But best of all: to know the grace and love and forgiveness of God that’s splashed across the Bible.

POP QUIZ (“Another one, Joe?”) (“Indeed.”) —

What’s your current Bible Reading Plan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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