discolored pages of a very old bible
discolored pages of a very old bible

My Great-Great-Grandmother Davis was a very religious woman and her Bible has affected the way future generations in our family live our lives. She would say this Bible was her “treasure” because it is God's word. My Grandmother Williams shared childhood memories of her grandmother opening up her apron for her to sit there as she would tell stories from this large, black leather Bible. She would read to them about David and Goliath and explain how David, a shepherd boy, defeated the giant because God gave him wisdom and strength. She also told stories like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who miraculously lived through the fiery furnace, and ultimately, the King believed in the one true God.  Most importantly, she used this Bible in telling her children and grandchildren the story of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, establishing our family’s faith in God, which has changed all of our lives for generations to come. Christianity is the foundation of our family, the rock upon which our lives are built. Each family member has been taught to love the Lord and to seek His will in their lives. My family truly believes in the power of prayer. The Lord always comes through for us in His timing. No prayer is too little or too big. We serve an almighty God who parted the Red Sea, raised Lazarus from the dead, and He is still that same God today, answering prayers and performing miracles. As a result, this worn Bible is still treasured and remains a cherished family religious heirloom. 

– Natalie Silverman

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