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|licensed photo by williac|
But, I said, did you see the photograph of N?
--I saw the picture of him posing with his uncle and the Easter Bunny after brunch ...
No. The picture of him reading, in his father's Easter montage. The reflective finish on the top edges of the pages, the black leather binding, the two-column layout, and the glimpse of a marker ribbon all signal - this is a Bible. Even just a second glance reveals that he is reading the end of a book within this Bible. The resolution of the picture won't permit me to see which the following book's title is, but I can see that he's about three-quarters of the way through the Bible. As if I hadn't already surmised that he was reading the Resurrection narrative from one of the Gospels!
It's a story important to his father, important to his grandmother, important to the holiday. And the boy read it out to his family before brunch.
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Our godson's little sister knows that I am pleased to see children enjoying spiritual things, so when we dropped by their house on Easter Day to deliver an Easter basket (really a small gift bag) to her big brother, she ran and met me at the door with the Jesus Storybook Bible.
She opened it to show me the page with Jesus carrying the cross.
|from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones & Jago|