Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 15: Grace Upon Grace

"From his fullness we all have received, grace upon grace."
-John 1:16

I've been using The C.S. Lewis Bible for my daily Bible readings and chose The Navigator's 5 x 5 x 5 Bible reading plan to finish out the year.  I was using the YouVersion Bible app on my phone for reading plans.  I found myself missing the physicality of holding a Bible, feeling and (this is going to sound weird) smelling the pages.  Almost every Bible I've owned smells great to me.  Digging out my physical Bible and leaving my phone downstairs for the night has helped me focus better during my prayer and reading time.

In the The C.S. Lewis Bible, there are quotes from his various works along with the Scripture that have given me pause to worship, think and pray.  I give you the quote that came with the above verse from my reading in John 1 this morning and hope that it encourages you today-

"The Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the Christian assertion being that what is beyond all space and time, what is uncreated, eternal, came into nature, into human nature, descended into His own universe, and rose again, bringing nature up with Him.  It is precisely one great miracle.  If you take that away there is nothing specifically Christian left."
-C.S. Lewis, from "The Grand Miracle", God in the Dock.

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