Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mornings with Leon

Although I am a morning person, I'm not so good at reading my bible in the mornings.  I find myself popping out of my seat to pack lunch or check that my bike lights are okay, or alternately, wanting to go back to sleep.

I have found something that works to help me get focussed in the mornings, and that's sitting down with Leon Morris - figuratively that is.  At the moment he is walking me through 1 Thessalonians and helping me to concentrate and hold it in my brain for longer than just the ride to work.

Perhaps those great men ( and women) of faith who have written words for us to be encouraged and challenged can be said to be like Abel, as referred to in Hebrews:

"...by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead"