"The Heavenly Man"

heavenly-contrast1.jpgIf you enjoy reading Christian biographies I strongly encourage you to read "The Heavenly Man."  I've been extremely challenged and encouraged as I've read through it this past week. It's the remarkable true story of Brother Yun, a Chinese Christian man whom God has used to mightily preach the gospel despite horiffic opposition and persecution.  One of the things that intrigued me most was his eager longing for the Bible as a young believer.  After praying and fasting for months to receive a Bible of his own, he finally received one through miraculous means.  Upon receiving it, these were his words ... I clutched my new Bible to my heart and fell down on my knees outside the door.  I thanked God again and again!  I promised Jesus from that moment on I would devour his Word like a hungry child.

Oh how I take my Bible for granted.  I want to be like Brother Yun and Jeremiah when he cried out, "Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts." (Jer. 15:16)