Old Brother Higgins built a shelf,
for the family Bible to rest itself,
lest a sticky finger or grimy thumb
might injure the delicate pages some.
He cautioned his children to touch it not,
and it rested there with never a blot,
though the Higgins tribe were a troublesome lot.
His neighbour, Miggins, built a shelf.
â€œCome, children,â€ he said, â€œand help yourselfâ€.
His book is old and ragged and worn,
with some of the choicest pages torn,
where children have fingered and numbered and read.
But of the Miggins tribe Iâ€™ve heard it said,
each carries a Bible in his headâ€
It is important for us, whether children or adults, to plant ourselves in Godâ€™s Word every day, so that we might always carry the scriptures in our head and heart wherever we go.