For me the final words of my journey through the Bible this year were:

Haighton PathCharm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done.

Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Proverbs 31:31

I also read the last words of the Bible:

He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!”

Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.

Revelation 22: 21

With those words my Bible in a Year journey for 2011 reaches 100%. It feels good to have been able to read through the whole of the Bible, it’s an achievement.

Congratulations to you too if today has also been the marking of a goal achieved.

But this isn’t the end of the journey. As I look back there were so many bit where I was conscious that I was reading, but not really understanding. There were parts where I’m sure that I didn’t understand the significance of what was being said. I’m also reasonably sure that there will be parts that I misunderstood. So it has been an achievement to read the Bible in a year, but it’s only been a part of the longer journey of faith, hope and love.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to do next year (tomorrow), but I am sure that I’m going to take another step towards understanding our saviour as he reveals himself through the words of the Bible.