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Now choose your verse and quickly. ” I left the lamp on the table and ran upstairs to my room. No need for a light. There it was, right on top of my bureau. My journal. The binding was real leather with a red ribbon stitched to the cover. Back downstairs Mama had set out the ink and pen. My eyes grazing across the page, I untied the ribbon and dipped the pen into the ink. “And don’t just choose the shortest one,” Mama said as she did every night since we instituted this ritual last summer as a way to keep up my penmanship practice when school was not in session.
She thought for a moment before answering. “It says the word of the Lord was ‘precious,’ so I suppose it means that not everybody could understand it. Or hear it. ” Satisfied, I sipped my drink as she continued to read. After the first verse, it became a familiar story, that of young Samuel being called from his bed by the Lord. Only Samuel didn’t know it was the Lord at first and thought it was the old priest Eli. Mama read it like it was a story, not the Bible, and I wished for a minute that I could do all of my Bible readings this way.
It says the word of the Lord was ‘precious,’ so I suppose it means that not everybody could understand it. Or hear it. ” Satisfied, I sipped my drink as she continued to read. After the first verse, it became a familiar story, that of young Samuel being called from his bed by the Lord. Only Samuel didn’t know it was the Lord at first and thought it was the old priest Eli. Mama read it like it was a story, not the Bible, and I wished for a minute that I could do all of my Bible readings this way.