Re-read a Classic

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before.  You see more in you than there was before.  

~ Clifton Fadiman
 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
~ Matthew 28:18-20
I love the story The Little Prince by Antoine St. Exupery.  I have read it many times.  The first time I was enthralled with the fact that it was a story about a pilot and a little prince.  My dad was a pilot, my focus was on that.  The next time, I was fixated on the drawing of a sheep.  The pilot could not draw a sheep, but the prince insisted and finally the pilot drew a box with air holes and informed the prince that the sheep was inside.  
I have been, for a time fixed on each of the characters in the story, and each time I re-read it, I see something new and in fact I learn something new about myself, and the story I see now.  Now I think that The Little Prince is about Jesus.  Re-reading the Bible is the same for me.  As a child, I loved the stories of Bible heroes, and how easy it was to imagine them in their situations, and believing that they made it through.  
Each time I return to this classic, indeed I learn something new of myself, and of the Mighty God we serve, of the precious Savior we follow.
Today, look at a classic … again.
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Because of Him,

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