Monday, July 18, 2011

Higgins and Miggins

Old Brother Higgins built a shelf, for the family Bible to rest itself, lest a sticky finger or grimy thumb might injure the delicate pages some. He cautioned his children to touch it not, and it rested there with never a blot, though the Higgins tribe were a troublesome lot.

His neighbor, Miggins, built a shelf. “Come, children,” he said, “and help yourself”. His book is old and ragged and worn, with some of the choicest pages torn, where children have fingered and numbered and read. But of the Miggins tribe I’ve heard it said, each carries a Bible in his head.”

[Author Unknown]

Deuteronomy 11:19 … And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Psalm 112:1-2 … Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Proverbs 22:6 … Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ♥