“My computer room is a mess!!! I’ve been pulling books out from their spot in the bookcase and leaving them nearby .... to look at again ... a hunger seems to have started right in my belly to LEARN more, to re-visit books I’ve studied, to pull out those different Bible translations ... my memory needs jogging .... my think tank needs filling ... so the room is a mess ... I’ll have to add the clean-up to my "get tuit" list ...I am a lover of books ... I love to be surrounded by them ... they are a comfort to me ... my idea of excitement is to be able to spend a day at Chapters, or in a big city library ... mmmmm ... I get chills just thinking about it!
I wonder if there will be huge libraries in heaven? or do you think that in those mansions Jesus has gone to prepare, there will be wonderful private libraries for us lovers of the Word? ... you know, with stacks of books on the shelves, filled with the finest literature ... maybe a roaring fire with a comfy chair to cuddle up in ... a cat snoozing in my lap and a good book under my nose ... do you think?
awww ... books ...”
Actually the above “post” was written by someone else but when I read it . . . it was me all over again. Saija has expressed my feelings exactly. My office has stacks of books all over it. I take books off the shelf, peruse them and then pile them up rather than putting them back where they belong. My library must number over 3,000 volumes. I’ve always got 8-10 books piled up on the desk beside our bed and my wife Carol is always encouraging me to take them back down to my office. I have several books “on the go” at a any given time. Guess I’m an incurable bibliophile. I’ve been a book lover since I was a little boy. Want to make my day? Give me a book! And, while I’m on the subject, why not visit your local Christian bookstore this week. Let the owner/manager know how much you appreciate having a place where you can browse and/or buy (written by a guy who owned a Christian bookstore for 15 years). What are you reading these days? I’d love to know.
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