“Red letters” is the phrase used to describe the words of Jesus in the New Testament. Not as common are Bibles with red letters denoting the spoken word of God in the Old Testament. In both cases, the term is derived from the red ink used to print and highlight the words of God as Father and as Son in Scripture.
“Red Letter Messages” is my attempt to discover and teach to my children the messages the Lord leaves for me there, a chapter at a time. I say “for me” because I haven’t the foggiest notion of what the Lord might want you to learn, but perhaps my discoveries might just be the kick in the pants you need to seek that for yourself.
As part of our homeschool curriculum (yes, we homeschool, and for the last time, no, my children do not have socialization issues), we study a chapter a day of Scripture. No lesson plans, no iPod apps: just myself, my kids, and a Bible (in print, mind you, with real pages that you actually turn with your own fingers. I know: novel idea). That’s it. Sometimes, one needs to just take the printed word at face value, and simply read it. It is amazing what one can learn in the whisper of a turned page.
Lo and behold, I give you “Red Letter Messages.” Enjoy. I hope this blesses you as much as it blesses me!
©Norine Acevedo and Norine’s Notebook, 2013