The Book

Susana Martinez


Good morning, boys and girls. It’s a pleasure once again to come to you and share with you that our story this morning. Now, as I began a new school year, I asked my students, what do you know about books?

And some of my students shared with me that some books have animals, that books have words, that books some books have pictures. And I told them that is correct. But a particular little girl in my class told me that some books are very important because some books are about God.

And that got me thinking, boys and girls. You’re right. We have books here that are about real people like Martin Luther King or presidents. These are real people, right? We also have books that are about animals. And there’s lots of animals in our planet.

So we have a lot of books about animals. We have things that are real. We can vote in California, we’re going through an election. Right. There’s books about ABC that talk about San Francisco or maybe Hawaii. There’s books that talk about our earth, our planet, right.

Science or the sun. And there’s other books that I get to read as a teacher so that I can become a better teacher. But what Maggie told me really got me thinking. There is an important book like our Bible boys and girls that we should be practicing in reading.

Now, this little girl also shared something with me. I recorded her. I want to see if you can listen to what this little girl has learned. She doesn’t just know about the Bible, but she knows the books of the Bible.

Are you ready to listen to her boys and girls? Here we go. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2Thessalonians,1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelation. Now it’s not amazing, boys and girls. I hope all of us take the time to memorize, not just know about the Bible.

She’s memorized all the books in the Bible. Now, I showed you all types of books. And it’s what the Bible has all kinds of stories in it. Some stories in here help us when we’re feeling a little sad.

Some stories in here. Help us when we’re feeling a little lonely, when we’re afraid. We have many different types of stories in the Bible. We have superheroes in the Bible. But these superheroes, boys and girls were real. Like Samson, the strongest man that ever led.

OK, or King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived. I encourage you boys and girls to take out your Bible and read the stories. God left this behind for us. We just have to go in there and discover all these stories and maybe be like my student, memorize our memory verses boys and girls this way when we’re

feeling a little lonely or a little afraid. We can recite them. And that will give us courage to continue because we know God is always with us, because he has promised that that he is always by our side.

Now, let’s put our hands together and let’s have a word of prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you once again for another beautiful Sabbath. Thank you for keeping us safe. Continue pouring your blessings over us and all of our children.

Dear Lord, those are in our church who are at home watching. And those around the world help us to be better children and help us. Dear Lord, to open up the most important book that we have, which is our Bible, for we pray in Jesus name.