I realized a pretty cool reading truth the other day while I was riding in the truck going to the office again. When I ride in the truck to the office, it seems as if I see something new everyday. I could not figure out why this is. In my mind I figured the same ‘ole route would get boring after awhile. Maybe every few days the driver would change things up and take a different street but not too often. So I set my mind to try and figure this out about seeing something new everyday. All of a sudden the answer came to me. You see, when I ride through the streets of India I become more and more familiar to my surroundings. As this happens, I don’t have to look at the same things everyday. What fascinated my mind the first day I road to the office does not fascinate me as much because I expect it and it has become casual. Yet, I still know its there and I am still able to look at it whenever I like. So instead of focusing in on it I am able to look past it or down an alley at something new and exciting. Just today I glanced past a house that I look at everyday to see a shrine of a Hindu god set up just around the corner. The first day I was here all the thatched roofs were very interesting, but not having to look at it allowed me to see the shrine where otherwise I would not have noticed it.
The same thing I believe is true for Scripture. I write this in trembling and fear, but when we read the same passage over and over again there are certain “wow” words that just become normal. Yet I find that when these big “wow” words become normal I am able to dig into the minute details of the passage that I would have otherwise missed. This has enhanced my quiet time because I have been reading through 1 Thessalonians every morning. Each day the same bulk passage, but everyday a new and exciting truth emerges that I would not have otherwise seen. Just food for thought:)
God is good. And faithful. May we all rejoice!