6th May 2023

That’s a lot of books

I’ve been an avid book reader since I was a young girl. I loved getting lost in a good story and it seemed as if reading really was like a magic carpet that took me all over the world and beyond. I guess you could call me a chain reader – I always have several books going at a time and as soon as I finish one, I’m on to the next. 

Maybe that’s why I’ve always been fascinated by the last verse of the book of John: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (21:25, NIV). Wouldn’t it be wonderful if those books had been written and we had them today? It seems the Bible only gives us glimpses of what Jesus was like as a human being – we have no idea how many other miracles he did and the many conversations he had with the disciples and others. 

This is one more thing to look forward to when we are spending eternity with Jesus – we’ll get to hear all of those stories and we’ll get to know him, in person and face to face. All of the gaps will be filled in and the dark, fuzzy glass we now look through will be crystal clear. In the meantime, we read the gospels, share our own stories of how Jesus has changed our lives and yearn for the day we will know him as we are known by him.

Study by Tammy Tkach

First published on 18 April 2023, at www.gemsofgodsgrace.wordpress.com


About the writer:
Tammy Tkach is the Assistant Pastor of the Eugene, Oregon, USA congregation. She is a speaker and writer, and publishes a blog at www.gemsofgodsgrace.wordpress.com  

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