Make Sure Your Adult Child Has a Bible
This might sound very simple, but many young adults raised in the church do not have God’s Word handy. Perhaps when they moved out of the family home the Bible was left behind, a symbol of a more childish, more dependent past. Perhaps they gave their Bible away when culling through their book collection. Or perhaps it’s down in the basement gathering dust.
Whatever the case, a Bible is the most important book anyone can own. It contains all of life’s truths and offers a blueprint for how to live, too.
While your adult kids may not accept that, it doesn’t make it less true.
Additionally, how often does the light bulb of belief go on when in church, conveniently near a Bible? Many salvation stories occur outside of the church. Many occur at the brink of despair, when an individual has reached the end of their rope, trying to find their way alone. A Bible is a physical and metaphysical lifeline; it is both a book you can hold and a Spirit you can feel. If your adult child has a Bible or a Bible app, God’s Word is with them — and if that light bulb of faith does go off, they are ready to be willingly, joyously swallowed up in its brilliant light.
To my shame, years ago an acquaintance who is an atheist told me she didn’t have a copy of the Bible — and I did nothing about that. How easy it would have been to drop off one of my copies, or gift her with her own. But my own busy life took over, and that precious opportunity was lost.
Drop off a Bible to your adult kid, or send them one, if they’re far away. You can also recommend a good Bible app. Chances are, they will keep that Bible around, whether on their bookshelf or on their phone, because they love you.
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