A Physical Touch

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I love my new planner and my new notebook. I love love love to-do lists, and I can fill up a notebook in nothing flat! 

I don't know what it is about writing things down for me. My phone has all these advance methods for scheduling from my Gmail calendar, to my phone calendar, to hundreds of agenda apps. But I never use them consistently! I put a few things in my phone, then I never look at them again.

When I have my planner I put everything in it. I love to physically write! I love seeing everything in front of me. I love turning the pages, I love seeing the cute cover. I love everything about carrying the physical planner.

The same goes for the Bible to me. There are so many apps for he bible, and sites you can use, and even most churches display a digital version on screen each Sunday, eliminating the need to carry your bible with you. 

I'm not saying that using a digital version is going to prevent your entrance to Heaven, but man I sure do love turning the frail pages of my bible. For some reason when I read physically from my Bible vs. An App or a screen, it feals more REAL to me. Maybe it's the fact that the digital world is full of "fake" and "falsehood". So much so that even digital truth feels untrustworthy. But the true reason I feel like I love reading straight out if my Bible, is because of the fragilness. You know that moment when your reading in your Bible and it closes unexpectedly, then immediately the pages are folded and creased? This just sums up how frail the pages are. They are so incredibly thin and delicate, that it makes me view the Bible in a more valuable way. You have to treat it gently to avoid damaging it. You have to respect it. You have to tend to it. You have to value it. You have to treat those thin pages (new or old), like an old book, to avoid ripping.

In my recent study I have been learning all about The Word as the bread, the water, the breath of God. I know the Bible is just the book form of Gods Word, but something about turning those sleek pages, can't help but put the specialness of the Bible into perspective for me.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, GENTLENESS, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Galatians 5:22-23

...and that my Dear, was all she wrote...


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