I have this old Bible that was my grandfather’s. When I inherited it, it was worn, tattered, and falling apart. I considered having it rebound but knew it would not be a Bible I’d use to read or for study. But I could not part with it. I have many extended family members who have been/are faithful servants of the Lord; many of whom have served/are serving in full-time ministry. Many of whom walk out the Word and share Jesus wherever they are as part of their daily life. I am grateful for their influence and impact on my life.
My Grandpa Hutchings was special to me. He was kind and gentle. But he was not a man I thought of as having a vibrant faith. He rarely talked about God. He made many, many mistakes in his early adult life. His Bible was marked with passages on the weight and struggle of sin and the amazing grace and love of God. This resonated with my heart and seemed to parallel my own life in some ways. I identify with being a wretched sinner saved by amazing grace!…continue reading