This post is part of the Five Minute Friday link-up . A weekly one-word prompt and five minutes to write what’s on your mind and heart, unedited (hmmm…). The prompt this week is CONVENIENT. Here goes –

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light to my path. (NASB)

It is so good to have God’s Word at my fingertips all day, every day, as long as my phone or tablet are nearby. Tap this, click that, and BOOM! there it is. I can even highlight without an actual highlighter, underline without an actual pencil.  This is so good! So convenient,  especially for the youngsters that even have school textbooks in the virtual world. It’s normal for them and that could certainly help shorten the leap from text book to THE book.

But, there are times when I need the pages because when I’m away from my actual bible I start to miss the crinkle of the pages turning until if find the one that’s more wrinkled than the one before. The one I’ve turned to time and time again.

I write in my actual bible, so miss seeing the dates when something important happened. First dates. Last dates. Yes dates and no dates. Still waiting since dates. Days God gift-wrapped for me dates.

I miss the names in the margins. Those loved. Those lost. Those prayed for and those who prayed for me.

It’s not always convenient to pull out your actual bible, to flip to that special verse, to look for that needed Word. Google is great for that, but, convenience isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Running my hands over the pages is more important sometimes; almost always on those days. You know the ones I’m talking about.

I know that Jesus is with me in the virtual and in the actual bible. There’s just something about those pages that make me feel closer to Him.

Done. Time to turn those pages now.