Being A Woman of the Word, Having God's Word in Our Hearts

God's Word, A well-used Bible, poem A Woman of the Word
A Woman of the Word

The Bible wore her imprint
It’s cover soft from use
The pages rubbed and wrinkled
The binding coming loose

And even if this Christian
And her Bible were apart
She still would have it with her
Hidden in her heart

Oh make me such a woman, Lord
Who hungers to be fed
Who cherishes a line from You
More than her daily bread

And when my days are over
May it be my epitaph
“She longed to spend
more time with Him
And now is doing that.”

"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ." Philippians 3:8-9

I wrote this poem years ago and shared part of it in a previous devotion Well Hidden. As I was preparing devotions for this week, I was again reminded of my desire to know Christ and felt it was appropriate to share the poem in its entirety. I hope it encourages, challenges and inspires you to love Christ more.

copyright, Gail Burton Purath,


  1. A beautiful and inspiring poem Gail, thank you for sharing it!

  2. Amen! Thanks for this beautiful, edifying poem :) Have a blessed day dear friend.


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