Camo Bible Totin’ Mom

Camo Bible Toting Mom

I’m a Camo Bible Totin’ Mom. I have my own beautiful, and downright girlish, teal covered Bible with the giant butterfly on the front, and I am still the makeup sporting, very light makeup at that, lady who wears feminine apparel to church while carrying a camouflage covered Bible.

I can tell you I have gotten a couple of odd looks and double takes when someone sees my camouflage Bible cover, but that’s completely okay with me because I treasure that Bible. I read from it daily and will hang on to it until my last breath. You see, I have the pleasure of doing my reading from a Bible that once belonged to my son, Jonathan. Ironically, I originally purchased it for someone else who didn’t seem to value it much and so I was going to keep it for myself, mainly because of it’s large print, but when Jonathan, barely a teenager in those days, asked me for it I couldn’t say no.

I now own that Bible once more, the one Jonathan had placed in a camouflage cover being the all-boy that he was, since he no longer needs it now that he’s in the presence of the Almighty for good. This year, September 24th, will mark four years since God took my 27 year old son home by way of a motorcycle accident.

Occasionally, while reading the Bible I still think of as his and refer to as Jonathan’s Bible, I run across a verse he underlined, or starred, or both, that was especially meaningful to him. Today was one of those days. I ran across this verse:

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him–  1 Corinthians 2:9 N l V

This verse was marked, starred, and underlined more than one time and with different color ink which tells me that Jonathan found it particularly amazing over and over.  I cannot help but smile at the reality that my son has seen, has heard, and is experiencing those promises of God; and what no human mind could possibly imagine he now witnesses each and every of our earth days and will continue to everafter.

Thank you Lord Jesus for giving us something so grand to look forward to!!!

By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2013-2015 ©


Filed under Awed by His Love and Grace, Faith, Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Hope

4 responses to “Camo Bible Totin’ Mom

  1. Our daughter has the Bible that belonged to our son, Jason. In my mind, I still picture Jason in church the week before he died with eyes closed and hands raised as he worshipped God…and now he is in the presence of God, waiting for us to join him.

    • Oh Rebecca, I am sorry for the loss of your son. Your words deeply touch me, what a wonderful and deeply touching memory of your son. Yes, our sons are now in God’s presence, experiencing all of Him without any sin getting in the way, and one day we will join them. Isn’t that the most wonderful part of life! That this is not all of it, this is only but a shadow of real living!

  2. Prayers for your family … I always love to see what Bible verses touch our loved one … God bless your journey

    • Thank you so much! Could always use a prayer or two. I was especially touched that he liked this one so much, he apparently was looking forward to that day when this verse would become his reality.

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