Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

Do you know the reference of the above verse?? Revelation 22:21...or...the last verse of the New Testament. Have you ever copied out part of a book of the Bible and gotten discouraged...or felt you could never finish what you began?? It CAN be done. Yesterday, April 7, 2009, Benjamin finished copying out the New Testament. The above photo shows how many notebooks it took for him to finish it...not too expensive a project...though it does take TIME. is time well spent. For every verse you copy out, you probably read it three or four times. First you look at it and copy the first part look again, and copy more and look back and make sure you begin the second part at the right place...if it is longer, you look back a third time for the last part of the check and make sure your punctuation is correct...then you read over the verse again to make sure there are no errors or ommissions. By the time you are done, you should have a pretty good idea of what the verse is about...and just maybe, you will see something you have never noticed before. So I encourage those of you who have never tried this kind of is a great option... and it can be done! Benjamin had copied some during his high school years...but had some extra time recently, and began Feb. 6th with Acts chapter 2. It took him 2 full months to finish the rest of the New Testament.

Isaiah 55 10-12 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not ruturn unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.


  1. Congratulations!(or whatever you're supposed to say to someone who finishes copying the New Testament...)What a great thing to do during this part of your life -

  2. Wow!! I'm impressed!! That's a GREAT way to practice your penmanship...way better than copying dumb sentances out of a handwriting book. :) Ben, you've inspired me...

  3. That's fantastic! I think this also makes the scriptures a little more personal too as there is value in the time taken to accomplish such a task... and time is something we don't wish to waste.
    By the way... this is Daniel McIntosh. I have been trying to find you and Arthur & Camille, and other dear friends from our CEF/CYIA days. Arthur and Camille have my contact info. i'd love to hear from you and share what's happening with my family and me.
    May the Lord bless you!
    Daniel McIntosh

  4. My oldest (5 years) and I have writing competitions to inspire him when he's practicing his letters. I have copied random verses but I like the idea of copying entire large portions. Thanks for the inspiration!