Sunday, July 6, 2008

Blessed Is the Nation....

Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Psalms 33:12

Many years ago, my Grandma gave me this family Bible. It was printed in 1843 and as you can see is not in the best of condition. What I love is the fact that it has brought comfort and joy for 165 years. I can imagine my ancestors reading it, looking for guidance. Every time I see it, it gives me goose bumps. This weekend is the perfect time to reflect on psalm 33:12

25 comments:

TattingChic said...

Yes, that is the perfect scripture for the first Sunday in July. Perfect.

Charm & Grace said...

What a treasure! I love the pictures of the Bible. I love looking through someone else's Bible and seeing where it's worn and maybe where notes are made. It's a bit like a scrapbook or a journal. I can see why you get goose bumps.

:-) Christi

nanatrish said...

What a wonderful Bible! I can't imagine having something that old passed down in my family. This is so special. That's such a blessing knowing that your ancestors were reading that Bible and that now you have it. We are a blessed nation and I am so thankful for our freedoms.

Katy Lin :) said...

amen! that Bible is just beautiful! :) hope you had a great weekend!

Amanda Jo said...

What a treasure you have! It's beautiful!!! I have a small Bible written in my native language, Cherokee, from 1853. It's also not in great shape but I love it. It even has one of my grandparent's handwritting in it - in cherokee!

By the way, your blog title got a hymn stuck in my head! :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Barb, you're so lucky to have such a treasure!
I hope your fourth was happy!
Becky

KaReN EiLeeN said...

what a wonderful post Barb. I love antique books period....but you're right...imagining the earnest prayers and fellowship that poured out over those pages....awesome!! And they were your peeps! I have a family Bible from the 1800's as well...It's in German, but the language of God's love is universal, isn't it?

Hugs,
KAREN EILEEN

KaReN EiLeeN said...

I just found out you are an author too!! I can't wait to read your book. I am getting ready to read Paris to the Moon next.
Congratulations to you!!

Karen EILEEN

Judy said...

What a beautiful and wonderful treasure you have. I'm sure you cherish it beyond words. Thanks for stopping bye and sharing our hike. Believe me I wanted to stop and lay in the flowers. I'm way to old for that stuff. It was fun though.

Barbara said...

Wonderful to have an old family Bible like this. I have my Grandmothers' too.

Pat said...

What a wonderful family heirloom, Barb! The song "Time In A Bottle" was my wedding song, so I enjoyed hearing that paly on your blog today, too,!

Alex said...

Barb, this is a beautiful Bible and I'm sure it will be treasured forever!! Thank you for sharing it with us and the scripture. It's sometimes hard to hold to our faith in tough times...today, you reminded me how important it is it to press on...no matter what!
Thank you.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a wonderful family treasure you have there. I am so sentimental about anything that was my ancestors.Have a great day Barb.
After reading your blog, I want a candy cane. :0) :0)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Now that is a treasure to keep close to your heart forever.

What a wonderful piece of family history you have. You couldn't ask for anything better.

To read and worship with the same Bible as those who have come and gone before you has to be so touching.

Hugs,
Joanne

Alex said...

Barb,thank you for the sweet and encouraging note you left me today. I really appreciate it.

PS Please check my main page for your award. I was going to email it to you but didn't see how I could.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm sorry you had such a scary piano teacher. I hauled my daughter to piano lessons for five years and does she even touch one now? Nooooo. I feel like I did my part though. I'm so glad you mentioned Psalms. I was just telling Avery yesterday that it is one of my favorite books in the Bible. David was so deep, yet so simple in many ways. We are so blessed to be able to have as many bibles as we want and they are available so freely. I hope we don't take them for granted.

Connie said...

This is definitely a God-blessed nation, my sweets!! Great post!
Smoochies,
Connie

Shabbyfufu said...

Wow.....how nice to have a family treasure like that Barb! ~XO~ Janet

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barb!
What a precious family treasure! And the fact that it's worn is a true testimony to how often it was read through the years!
Thanks for stopping by to see my windchime! I have enjoyed it for several years and think of my girlfriend every time I see it or hear it. Have a great week!
Hugs,Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I received a comment from Tommy just now and he said that's the problem... he wants his own wind chime... he's tired of the neighbor having one and he doesn't! Just thought you'd like to know!
Hugs,Sherry

Beverly said...

I have some old family Bibles that I treasure, too.

God's word has sustained us through many lifetimes.

Elizabethd said...

I have given you an award, come over and collect it.
What a treasure that Bible is.

CIELO said...

Wow... what a treasure! A treasure in many ways!

Blessings to you and your

cielo

Anne Fannie said...

What a wonderful keepsake! To think your ancestors look through that looking for answers to their problems. How very special. Treasure it always.
Love, Ann

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Very cool! Amazing pictures & words! We need to heed them!

M ^..^

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