When I read the Bible

I think of righteous men of old.

I love to learn the stories

In the words the prophets told.

I think of Noah’s faith

Before the rain began to fall.

I think of David’s courage

Before a giant, strong and tall.

I think of Daniel’s trust

In a daunting lions’ den.

I think of Joseph’s hope

In a prison with no friend.

And when I think of prophets,

I want to follow and obey

The examples they have shown me—

I will live like them today.

Illustrations by Scott Greer