Let's talk firsts. Do you remember your first bible? How old were you? When did you begin reading the Bible? Do you remember liking it? loving it? finding it too frustrating? too boring? too intimidating? Have your feelings changed through the years?
I do remember my first Bible. I received it for Christmas the year my mother's father passsed away. It had a white leather, zippered cover. King James Version. I was eight years old. I treasured the Bible because it was from a grandparent I barely knew. I did not read it much for many years. Sadly, by the time I got around to reading it "for real", I lost it in a house fire. I still find the KJV a little intimidating. I tend to stick to the NIV or other "modern" translactions for the most part. Though, I admit, the KJV does have a lot of poetic verses that sound better. Now, I love to read my Bible. Nothing can pick me up when I'm down or give me hope in a dark day better than to read about my Savior.