As I was getting ready for work one morning, my daughter slipped into my room and picked up the blue “box” to see what was inside. I watched her expressions from across the room as I put my makeup on. Soon realizing this wasn’t just any ole “box,” she slid the content of the “box” into her hands. Turning it over, almost seeing the oohs and aahs on her face, she realized she now held a bible in her hands. This wasn’t just any bible, though, as it appeared to be one made for royalty with letters of gold on thick pages lined with as equally striking gold edges.
Having received the bible a few days before her grand discovery, I had already had time to carefully turn the pages to reveal artwork and special verses along the margins. As she began to flip the pages, she commented about how beautiful this bible truly was. I asked her if she would like to have it for her very own, but she quickly responded with, “Oh, I can’t … I would mess this bible up by highlighting and writing all in the margins!” She was quite surprised when I responded, “That’s what it’s made for. Notice the extra room in the margins for you to make your own notes or for you to draw your own artwork. It’s perfectly okay to do this in THIS bible!”
A shocked look came forth upon those words exiting my lips, as she could not believe she was actually allowed to write in this bible; in fact, it was encouraged! In the past, it was almost like you were defacing the bible or God’s words He spoke if you were to dare write in the bible. Yet, I remember my grandmother’s bible with the cover worn, with her handwriting all inside of it, along the margins and any which way she could get the words on the page. She’d reflect on the passage of scripture the preacher’s sermon was on that particular day, or she’d write special prayers inside of her bible for her family.
It’s the holiday season, and can you imagine someone’s face lighting up feeling as if they were truly royalty when they open this bible? This breathtakingly beautiful blue and gold covered bible, with gold letters leaping off the thick, creme colored pages speaking straight to our hearts, is available for purchase by clicking here for the Illuminated Bible.
What a precious gift for your loved ones!
I keep thinking about reading the bible that speaks of the King of Kings and all the treasures in Heaven, and I imagine the streets of pure gold … thoughts brought forth by this bible so eloquently decorated with artwork.
Special thanks to #FlyByProductions for providing me with a copy and allowing me to review the #ESVIlluminatedBible.