Friday night my daughter, who is my designated personal shopper, stopped by with the little gift I had authorized her to purchase for her little man, Carson. Tomorrow was baptism day. We settled on the same gift I give all the “grands” after they are baptized—a cover for the scriptures they receive from their parents.
I opened the sack—“Camouflage! Really?”
“That’s all they had mom, but I know he’s going to like it.”
I was not convinced. It seemed a little irreverent to me.
Fast forward to Saturday, late morning, post baptism brunch with the family—Carson lifts his first grown-up, black, dignified volume of scriptures from the gift bag. “Nice!” Then he opens the box from Grandpa and me, “Camo! Thanks! That’s just what I wanted!”
Well, it was another big score for my personal shopper, and you know, I wasn’t sold on the choice at first, but the more I think about it, maybe it’s time for us to all get camo covers for our scriptures. Camo is rugged. It can take the challenges of last-days living. It doesn’t come out once a week on Sunday and go back to its spot on the shelf on Monday. Camo is for every day. Camo goes everywhere.
That’s exactly where the Lord wants us to take his word—everywhere! Everywhere we go He wants to go too. Camo is for military maneuvers and in this war in Heaven come down to earth our scriptures contain all the military strategy we need to win every everyday battle. My little “Saturday’s Warrior” Carson is going to need his scriptures to carry him not just through the nice and tidy things of life but through those experiences that are difficult and wearing and uphill both ways and too cold and too hot and windy and dusty and muddy—through every situation earth-life has to offer. “We are as the armies of Helaman!” A camo scripture case is probably just the thing!
By Nannette W. Posted Friday, November 11, 2011
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