Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Bookmobile

Occasionally, while at the Assisted Living facility where we do services each week, the Bookmobile is also there. The sight of that blue and white bus immediately brings back memories. 

 I can remember vividly the first time I saw, and entered, the Bookmobile as a child. I was amazed that the Library had actually come to me instead of me going to it!  Shelves of books were there for me to view and choose.  I can even remember its distinctive smell...a strange mixture of diesel fuel and old paper.

As amazing as the bookmobile was then, I was to find an even more amazing discovery in my teenage years.  That discovery was that Life eternal had come down to me in the form of the Lord Christ Jesus.  God had chosen to become a man.  He willingly "made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:   And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross," (Philippians 2:7,8.)  He came and His salvation was now mine to choose.  Thankfully, on one Saturday night in August 1973, I did.  

What happened to me then was more life-changing than if I had read every book in every library in every city.  The King of all Knowledge entered my heart and I have found Him to be more faithful in every aspect of my life than I could have ever imagined.

Having a Bookmobile come to my neighborhood was nice, but having the Lord of the Universe come to live inside of me is "Christ in you, the Hope of Glory," (Colossians 1:27.)

John 1: 10-13
"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.  
He came unto His own, and his own received Him not.  
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, 
even to them that believe on His name:   
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, 
nor of the will of man, but of God."  

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