Me and the girls packed up our tents recently and moved from the Old Testament into the New Testament! I am absolutely flabbergasted that we are 1) still reading and 2) still on schedule. All the glory goes to God for both!
Our trek through the Bible in a Year has certainly had it’s peaks (think Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, Esther) and valleys (think Adam & Eve; Jonah; Ezekiel). But this past week, we got to stick our toes in the New Testament for the first time in nine months! I’ve never been so excited to read about Jesus in my entire life!
Interestingly enough, I’m having to adjust to our new location. I was comfortable in the OT despite the repetitive stories of disaster, destruction and disobedience that went along with it. While the NT it’s certainly a breath of fresh air, it has surprisingly taken some getting used to. It’s clearly a different message, different structure, different tempo, different…everything. But I’m learning to embrace change. Pour on the grace and mercy, and bring me some Jesus!
I have been bee-bopping back and forth. A book in the OT, then a book in NT. I just couldn’t handle so many months/weeks of destruction, bloodshed and disobedience – depressing!!!!!!! I had to go to the light of the NT in intervals!
Yes, Kathy. So, sad. It has helped, though, to read through it chronologically. I feel like I get a better grasp on the concepts. Glad you are reading the Word. So proud of you! Love you, Chick!