I received my Bible from my parents when I was a Freshman in High School. It’s a Scofield Study Bible. I tend to recommend the Reformed Study Bible or the MacArthur Study Bible to friends today, yet this Scofield has served me well.
It’s where I zealously highlighted as a young reader and where I copiously took notes as a teenager. Some of the tabs have fallen off and the binding is worn like a good shoe. It now holds the scribbles of several of my children along with a coffee dribble or two in attempts to balance baby, beverage, and Book at once.
I’ve thought often through the years of replacing it. I’m sure someday I will, but then I would lose the history I have with it. It’s become an old friend with whom I am familiar and comfortable.
A covering is my short term solution. I still want to add a handle and an enclosure, but for now this is serving well to protect and keep my old friend in one piece a while longer. I suppose if all else fails, there’s always duct tape!