Ever since I started reading, or more so studying, the Bible I’ve had a few profound moments. It’s like whenever you pick it up, no matter what page you turn to you’ll find something that pertains to whatever is happening in your life. It’s kind of a mysterious book that way. It’s more than a book – it’s spiritual.
The most recent odd Bible reading experience happened a few nights ago. I usually go to church on Saturdays, but this Saturday I’m working until 5:00 – exactly when the service starts. I usually get there 10-15 minutes early too, so this kind of put a fold in my plans. I also have a gig this Saturday about 45 minutes away. I have to get off work, shower, and head up north. So, I thought I had a legitimate excuse to skip church this week.
It just so happens that I was reading Hebrews later that night. A lot of the book has to do with Christianity breaking many of the old Jewish traditions, rituals, and rules. However, Hebrews makes a point of saying that church is still very important, whether you’re a Jew or a Christian. In the notes section below, the book explained that we should try harder to go to church when it’s inconvenient. How weird is that? I think about skipping church, and then I read that verse. So, that settles it. I’ll leave work a little early, make it to church, and just hustle to get to the gig.
I was talking about this with a coworker and he shared a weird Bible experience with me. One day he was talking to his wife on the phone and she was having some troubles. He told her to pick up her Bible, and he picked up his. When he asked what chapter she turned to she told him and he said…. seriously? That’s the exact same chapter I just turned to! How does stuff like that happen? Two people open their Bibles to the exact same book and chapter while on the phone. Kinda creepy, almost.
It’s just a little way of knowing that there is really something special about the Bible. It’s like it has a mind of it’s own. God works in mysterious ways…