My Bible

— Midweek Meditations:
thoughts, inspiration and encouragement
from ACF community members —

This week’s meditation was written by one of the young members of the Anglican Church Freiburg. Read her original German text below.

closed bible with a cover made from a pair of jeans

Today I am writing about my Bible, which I got 2 years ago for Easter. I especially like the Psalms because I find them enjoyable to read. They are all nice and short, the perfect length for reading (except Psalm 119). I especially like to browse through my Bible. It’s not important for me to read every day. I don’t get worked up about it.

Whenever I read a psalm, I think about it for a long time: what situation the person was in when they wrote the psalm or why they wrote it. For example, Psalm 23: David felt safe with God, he was not afraid, and he relied completely on God.

My Bible has brought me closer to God. I rarely read the stories, I don’t mind that. I read what I want and don’t set myself any rules. That is important to me.

Meine Bibel

German Bible 'neues Leben, Die Bibel, für Kids'

Ich schreibe heute über meine Bibel, die ich vor 2 Jahren zu Ostern bekommen habe. Besonders mag ich die Psalmen, weil ich sie schön zum Lesen finde. Alle sind schön kurz, die perfekte Länge zum Lesen (außer Psalm 119). Ich mag es besonders, in meiner Bibel zu schmökern. Mir ist es nicht wichtig, jeden Tag zu lesen. Da mache ich mir keinen Stress.

Immer wenn ich einen Psalm gelesen habe denke ich noch lange darüber nach: in welcher Situation der Mensch, war als er den Psalm geschrieben hat oder warum er ihn geschrieben hat. Zum Beispiel Psalm 23: David hat sich bei Gott sicher gefühlt, er hatte keine Angst, er hat sich vollkommen auf Gott verlassen.

Meine Bibel hat mich näher zu Gott gebracht. Die Geschichten lese ich nur selten, das ist mir auch egal. Ich lese das was ich möchte, mach mir keine Vorschriften. Das ist mir wichtig.

The ACF Midweek Meditations
are written by a diverse group of our church members with the intention to seek God’s fingerprints in our lives. They range from somber to humorous and are inspired by all facets of live and faith. Written by ordinary people from all walks of life, they reflect a wide range of Christian backgrounds and spiritualities.

Each week’s text portrays the individual viewpoint of its author. They might not always resonate with everyone, and are not meant to be understood as representing the Anglican Church Freiburg as a whole. Yet, as a church that is aiming to ‘Build a Community of Grace’ we seek to practice learning from and listening to one another.

We pray that these humble ponderings add a small spark of blessing to your week.

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