After the pastor of The Church at Station Hill in Spring Hill, challenged the congregation to study the Bible through a one year, a Tennessee woman took the challenge to go through the scriptures for the 61st time.
The 99-year-old woman who is known as “Miss Helen” attends 8 a. m. Sunday morning service, she reveals that “God shows me something new every time.” She said “I’ve been through the Bible 60 times and I might as well make it 61.”
She was asked by Strother “Miss Helen, why do you still do it?” She replied, “God shows me something new every time.” Her first reading was during World War II where the challenge that year was “Read the Bible through in ’42.”
“She said you’d think I’ve heard these stories, but every time I read it or hear it being read, I catch something new,” Strother told the Baptist & Reflector.
This also tend to inspire other Christians to read their Bible as Miss Helen’s committed to do so.
“You could read the entire Bible through out loud in about 72 hours,” he said. “So in just a little more in the time that people usually watch TV – the typical American in two weeks – you could read the Bible through.”
Strother added, “So, it’s not that we don’t have the time, it’s that we don’t choose the time.”
According to Christian Headlines, more than 550 others signed up for the challenge after Miss Helen committed to read through the Bible again, Strother told the Baptist & Reflector .
“I love the idea that our senior saints can lead the way in setting that example for us,” he said.
Miss Helen turns 100 in March.