In 1959, my Grandpa and Grandma gave to me a Christmas present which, to this day, is one of my most prized possessions. If my arithmetic is correct, 60 years have passed since that time.
You may wonder what makes that Holy Bible so special. Not only was it a gift from those I loved the most, they wrote a memorable note on the front page. Here it is. Maybe you can use it for one of your grandchildren.
My Dear Grandson:
I give you this Bible as a present through your life; but remember, this book will bring you to heaven or to hell, if you don’t read it. Read it every day if you can.
If you are in trouble or need guidance, turn to God and read the following passages. Matthew 11:28-30.
Grandpa and Grandma Stecker
Now you know a little about what makes me tick. But right now as I hold this Bible and reminisce, a tear rolls down my cheek.
Grandpa and Grandma—if I didn’t say it then, I’m saying it now. Thank you! I miss you and still love you. Oh, by the way, I’m a Pastor, just like you wanted……
Love in Christ,
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.