I want to share the gains that I experienced recently from reading the Bible. Reading the Bible daily has always been a goal of mine for many years, but I never seem to be able to do it consistently. And now having to take care of a baby makes it even more challenging due to the ever changing schedule of my son. But one thing that is consistent every day is his naps; he naps every day at around similar times. So I made my goal to read the Bible whenever he naps. When I decided to do this, the Lord blessed me greatly. Despite my tiredness and lack of energy, everytime I quiet down to read His words when my son is asleep, I was able to gain something from the verses I read. I feel so happy and content afterwards.
One of the gains I have during these precious Bible reading times is when I started reading Genesis again. The first verse I read I was already touched to tears. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 ) It reminded me the greatness and power of Abba. He is the one who created the heavens and the earth. I thought to myself “Do I even know how big this universe is?” It is HUGE, beyond my imagination. Just think about the size of the earth…it’s so big already…but the sun is 109 times bigger than the earth! And then there’s our solar system with 9 known planets, thousands of galaxies, and each galaxy has billions of stars and more. And this is all so real because we live in it, we can see it with our own eyes. We can witness God’s glory! But most importantly the God who created all these created me and He loves me and desires to have deepest relationship with me! This really shook my heart. I’m so small and so tiny in this universe but God knows me by name, even my hair has been numbered by Him. My heart can’t even comprehend how great and how deep His love to me is…it surpasses my human understanding. But I know this love is true and I’m so grateful for it. And when I think of how vast this universe is but I can be here enjoying His love, my heart is deeply touched and comforted. I feel so blessed that on earth I can read His words and enjoy His special presence with me every day.