Back in the day of my living alongside the nuns, my family was a country away. There were phone calls of course, but the communication I most looked forward to was preceded by a call up to the front office, the secretaries' cubicle. She would hand me a rolled up piece of slightly filmy, almost slick paper that was sometimes still warm from the fax machine.
Yup. It was the 90's.
My dad, sitting at work in a huge converted factory building in Fall River, MA, surrounded by pounding tool and die press machines, would be thinking of me and write me a quick note. He was rather impatient, always highly efficient, and saw no reason to wait for the mail when he could just pass it through his fax machine and send up to me immediately.
I would treasure those letters, pouring over them, extracting every ounce of love, thought, wisdom, humor, and news that I could - much like a child sucking the last drops from a freezie pop on a hot summer day.
So should our 'study' of the Word of God go. Today's reading (see the link below) is a wonderful encouragement that we are here with a purpose and we can approach time with Jesus with intent and anticipation. "It's the relational knowing that makes study an act of worship and a discipline that truly and positively shapes us."
My prayer for you today is that the Father grants you an expectant heart and a grace-filled understanding as you read today's lesson on She Reads Truth: Study