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If Antiques Could Talk

Bible Reading: 1 Peter 1:22-25

"Here we are," said Mom as she pulled the car into a parking space at an antique store. "There are lots of breakable things here, so be careful, okay?"

"I'll be careful," Jane said as they went in. "I love to visit antique stores and see all the old stuff. Old things are way more interesting than new ones. I always wonder what kind of lives they had."

Mom laughed. "It would be interesting to know who owned these things. Were they rich or poor, young or old? Too bad these old things can't talk and tell us their stories." She pointed to a platter. "Wouldn't that be pretty on the shelf in the dining room?"

"Mom, can we get it?" Jane asked eagerly.

They checked the price, and Mom agreed to buy it. After paying the shopkeeper, they took the platter home, and Jane proudly showed it to Dad.

"Mom, do we always have to leave it on the shelf?" Jane asked. "Can't we use it sometimes?"

"Well, I guess we can use it now and then," Mom said. "But not every day. It's very old, you know, and I don't want it to get broken or chipped."

"Here's a riddle," said Dad. "What very, very old thing do we have that we can use all we want and it will still last forever, and it talks to us?"

"Mom and I wished antiques could talk!" exclaimed Jane. "Do we really have one that does?" She thought about it. "Is it an old radio? Or an old vinyl record?" But she shook her head. "No. Those wouldn't last forever."

"Look here." Dad opened his Bible to the book of First Peter and read, "The word of the Lord endures forever." Dad turned to Jane and smiled. "And God wants us to listen to what it says over and over, again and again. He wants us to use it to focus our minds on Jesus and remember His promises."

"But, Dad, Bibles wear out! Yours is just about worn out already. You could use a new one!"

"Yes, but God's Word isn't the paper and binding and glue that make up this book," Dad said. "It's what's written in it, and that will last forever!"

-Dean Kelley

How About You?
Do you let God's Word talk to you day after day? Or is your Bible not being used? It has a lot to say to you. It tells the story of Jesus and what He did to save you. It reminds you of God's love for you and His promise to make all things right one day. Listen to what the Bible says by reading it and taking its truth to heart. The pages and binding may wear out with use, but God's message will always remain. You can never wear out God's Word.

Today's Key Verse:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (NKJV) (Mark 13:31)

Today's Key Thought:
Listen to God's Word
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