Imagine that you were desperately hoping for a letter from someone special. You stand at the window, waiting for what seems like an eternity for the mail carrier to arrive. Finally, he drives up and puts something in your mailbox. You bolt outside and tear into your mail, looking for that precious letter. Maybe it's from someone you love. Maybe it's an answer to a job application.
Or imagine you are waiting for that e-mail response from someone you had contacted. You really needed to hear what they had to say. The moment it arrived you opened it.
But what if you had a handwritten note from God, directly to you? Would you carry it around in your pocket for a couple of weeks and open it when you got around to it? I doubt it. You'd probably tear it open as you're thinking, Wow, God spoke to me! What does He have to say?
The Bible is a letter written by God to us. A lot of us carry it. But few of us ever read it.
One of the wonderful, supernatural aspects to reading God's Word is the way it speaks so directly to specific circumstances in our lives. We may have read a portion of the Bible many times before, but suddenly the words leap off the page at us with fresh meaning and power.
No matter where you are in life, God has a personal message for you in the pages of the Bible. It's waiting for you right now. Why not take a few minutes to see what He wants to say to you today?