Stephen W Johnson
In December 2017, Steve came to inherit their Family Bible that is over 250 years old. He had been fascinated with the Bible since his mother acquired it in 1967. Contemplating the possible history that it must have endured, he felt a deep responsibility to tell its story. After two years of research, combining existing family records, accounts on different ancestry web sites and notes written within the Family Bible itself, Steve was able to piece together a fascinating story that would span over 250 years. During his research, he discovered seven different generations that had carried the Family Bible. He has also come to the harsh realization that our life is only a span. A small dash between two numbers. Nothing more than a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes. James 4:14.
Our bibles are the connection to ancestors long forgotten. From our Creator God to Adam to Enoch to Noah to Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to David to Solomon to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. All of us have a genetic connection to our Creator God that is clearly outlined in all of our bibles. However, most of us cannot remember our most recent ancestors past the third generation. It is his hope that this story will encourage others to document their family history while they can.
For a time will come when no one will remember who we were.