E-votional  AMEN!
May 22, 2001
"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at
hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at
that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his
-2 Timothy 4:6-8 (NIV)


Found in the back of an old Navy Bible are the words, "II Timothy 4, 6-8."  In the front of the Bible are these words. 
As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the
Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States.
Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have
found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It
is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the
highest aspirations of the humans soul.
Very sincerely yours
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Hear the Good News, within the pages of the Book of God, The Bible, we find strength, comfort and hope.  Strength in times when not only are our knees weak, but our Spirit as well.  Words of comfort pour out like a libation from God when we experience the passion and presence of Christ in our own lives.  And like a spring time breeze in the dead of summer hope surrounds us when we know we are not alone.  It seems Roosevelt understood this.  The owner, both previous and present, knows this to be true.  The mere presence of The Bible, his Bible, is enough, yet he still turns to it.  Do you know where your Bible is?  Is it your friend?  Your companion?  Your Hope?  As this soldier was preparing to travel to the Pacific, it was for him.
Fresh wind, fresh fire, You enter my life through the Word.  Always with me, and a faithful companion your directed me and offer me hope.  Be for me direction, future and my now.  Thank You Father, for all You have done in my life and all You will continue to do.  Amen.