By: John McPhaul
If you went to school in Georgia, you probably remember that there are 159 counties in the state. That’s more than most states but that’s OK. Why?
Because if you’re planning a statewide Bible Reading Marathon, that means each county has a smaller section of the Bible to read. On July 14th, a Tuesday, Ms. Jerri Tuck of Cochran, GA is planning a total reading of the Bible in one day, actually, in about one hour. Each county in Georgia has been assigned chapters in the Bible to read aloud, on the courthouse steps beginning at 7:14 a.m.
That date and time (7-14) was chosen based on a Bible passage in 2nd Chronicles, Chapter 7, Verse 14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Worth County has been assigned Chapters 12 through 22 in Revelations to read. Ms. Trish Farmer is the Worth County lead for this event and she could use a few more ‘readers’ but listeners are welcome also. She encouraged all to be in front of the courthouse at 6:50 a.m. for prayer and don’t forget your Bibles. For questions, call her at 229-322-1665.
Ms. Tuck stated, “This is the second Annual Statewide Bible Reading and we want to continue this custom. All are welcome at this reading of the Holy word of God.”