Scripture will parlay our losses into winnings. To parlay scripture is not really to place a bet, but to engage in an agreement with God to be transformed. Even if we sit on a heating vent outside of Church, ragged in our worldly clothing, reading scripture opens the conduit that God has already placed into our heart, and clothes us in a pure mantle, presentable for God's eager conversation with us.
God has an incredible talent for directing us to the right place to read from the living Word. Many of us have found comfort in our loss of a faith home, awakened to God's voice, and we each have our favorite verses, chapters, and books. With such a vast library of options to choose from, sixty-six books in both the new and the old testaments, plus the wisdom and transitionary books found in the Apocrypha, we wonder where to start. They all sit waiting for us. Where does God want us to start?