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"I haven't seen one of those in a long time!"

On a recent flight, I sat down next to a very talkative lady. In my lap was a legal pad and my Bible. "Is that an actual book?" she quickly asked, "You don't see those much anymore, with everyone using electronic devices." "Yes," I gently responded, "it's my Bible" (realizing that she had not recognized what kind of "book" it was). Her surprise was evident. "Oh, wow! You really don't see those very often! I haven't seen one of those in years, since I was a kid."

That saddened me. Then, listening to her for the rest of the flight, it was evident where a life ends up when you haven't seen a Bible in years. It occurred to me, how many other people in our lives haven't seen a Bible in a while? While the actual book may escape them, have people ever seen "an epistle of Christ" being lived out in front of them (2 Cor. 3:2-3)? As some have noted, "You may be the only Bible some people ever read."

People should see in you "the Bible," lived out in real, vivid, living color! Are they?