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