By Anna Lowell
I recently read an article written by Michael Hyatt in which he described his experiences as a child reading the Bible.
“I remember the first time I tried to read the Bible for myself. I found my grandfather’s copy on a shelf in his living room. I was nine years old. I sat down on the floor cross-legged, with the Bible on my lap. I opened it slowly…reverently…and began to read.
- I was fascinated by God’s creation of the heavens, earth, and man in Genesis 1-2.
- I was swept into the drama of man’s temptation and fall in Genesis 3.
- I was saddened by Cain’s murder of Abel in Genesis 4.
I felt like I had discovered a lost book-the key to the universe! I was captivated.
Then I hit the “begats” in Genesis 5.
My eyes glazed over.
I closed the Bible, stood up, and slipped it back on the shelf. I didn’t pick it up again for another ten years.”
(Excerpt from How to Read the Bible and Enjoy It by Michael Hyatt)