Why Read the Bible?
by Tom Marcum
Recently, the simple task of reading the mail has become much more interesting than it used to be. It started a couple of weeks ago when I received an item that appeared from the return address to have been sent to me by my wife. I asked her why she would send me something in the mail and she swore she had done no such thing. I opened the package with a heightened sense of interest and found a “Sight Saver,” which you slide over a book or magazine to magnify the words on the page making them easier to read. It was accompanied by a note that said, “You’re still the life of the party even though you go to bed at 8 o’clock.”
After a few moments of bewilderment, I got the joke. I went over to the calendar and did some counting. Sure enough, it was exactly 50 days until my 50th birthday. I realized the countdown to my birthday had begun.
Since then, every day or two another item of special interest to the aging has arrived in the mail. Clearly, someone is having fun with my impending birthday.