One thing our pastor has challenged us to do was the read the Bible through completely in a year! So...we've started with Genesis...always a good place to start, right?
I'm am amazed, even after 3 years of seminary, how much happens in the first 7 chapters! All of creation takes place in the first chapter! God spoke and it was and is! Just like that! An entire Bible, and all of creation hinges on just a few chapters!
We have read about Adam and Eve....not Steve! :), the flood, Cain and Able, the tower of Babel. We are barely on chapter 15 and all of that has happened. So much in so little chapters. Wow! The Book of Revelations seems a looooooooong ways away! Hold on for the ride!
It is interesting reading out loud with my husband.......we take turn reading chapters...and its funny the words we pretend to know! If we can't pronounce we pretend that we can. Or, Dusty just says "some king, from some place!" It is interesting...the Word does dwell within you throughout the day.....I've given more thought to creation and the flood and tower in the past 3 days than I have in a long time!
Come. Holy Spirit, Come!