Listen to the Word (daily faith practice, 4/3/20)

Written by Kay Coughlin, member of the Rural Chapel United Methodist Church community in Galena, OH

A few years ago, I had to face that I just wasn’t reading my Bible as much as I wanted to. I like to think of myself as a highly educated person (and also quite humble!), so it was hard for me to admit that I was struggling to read and comprehend the messages in the Bible. But then I decided to try listening to it.

I had not particularly enjoyed listening to audio books prior to that. However, I realized I was making time to listen to many other things (podcasts, music, the radio, etc.), so I figured I had nothing to lose by giving God’s Word a little bit of air time, too. Being willing to just try it has made a big difference in my life and in my comprehension of the Word!

I guess I just never understood that the Bible wasn’t written down to be “read” by anybody other than scholars – originally, the scholars would have read the Word out loud to people like you and me, and their inflection and interpretation would have helped us understand it. Turns out it still works that way!

The source I prefer is “Daily Audio Bible.”   It’s free and you can listen on pretty much any type of computer or smartphone.

Blessings to you!

Don’t miss our pastor, Craig Moock, Sunday at 10 a.m. on Facebook live.

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