So on friday I bought my first set of new scriptures in 14 years. They are first new set for me since I got married. In some ways I am surprised it took this long to get around to buying a new set. Yet you get comfortable with them, they are a friend because they get filled with your thoughts, quotes and instructions over the years.
For me reading my old quad reminded me of when I was attending Institute every day. Things like the description of the Pharoah’s resurrection cermonies, book of the dead, and how light is a symbol and image of Christ. I have been loath to replace my scriptures because I lose these things.
Yet when various children have ripped pages, or borrow them, or in my wife’s case one of the kids throw them in a filling bathtub, it is time to find some new ones.
So now here I am with my blue quad, I wonder what I will learn that will make these ones special. How they will help me in years to come and how cool all these new maps and photos are. I think I missed out.
So now here we go another new adventure with another book. I did notice that the quad was printed in 2006 so it still says “are the principle ancestors” in the Book of Mormon intro. Oh well still it will be fun taking my highlighter out once more to mess up the pure white pages.