Caressing the Bible (Psalms 119:140)

I recently had the privilege to attend and listen to a seminar given by a godly young pastor. During his presentation, he recounted a painful episode in his life. The audience sat in attentive silence as the pastor shared how God brought him through this period to begin the long healing process. As he spoke, he held his Bible open to the book of Job, from which he was teaching, and with every sentence, he gently caressed the pages. As he spoke, he closed his eyes often, as if he were reliving each moment.


I was moved to tears as I watched him bravely share his experiences. His life had been completely turned upside down and it was if he were communicating to all of us that only God’s Word could comfort and rescue him. He caressed the Bible’s pages as it’s Words continued to caress and nurture his soul. The promises of the Bible were all he had left.

Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it.
Psalms 119:140 (NKJV)

God’s Word is living and active. It brings healing, comfort, and strength. It is God speaking to us, directing us to come to His Son, Jesus Christ for salvation. Read the Bible and experience the reality of God speaking to you. It will caress your soul.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.