A lot of students across the country are gearing up for “Bring Your Bible to School Day” on October 5.
This annual event, as reported by CBN, has seen remarkable growth, with participation surging from a mere 8,000 students to over 800,000 in 2022. Emerson Collins, the program manager for Bring Your Bible to School Day, is optimistic about this year’s event, aiming to surpass a million participants.
“Our culture is searching and hurting for truth, and, perhaps now more than ever, the unchanging truth of Scripture and the healing power of the Gospel are exactly what we need,” Collins remarked, underlining the event’s significance.
“Bring Your Bible to School” Day is just the start of a broader initiative designed to encourage families to become more engaged with their faith. On this special day, families can also enroll in the “Live It Challenge,” another initiative hosted by Focus on the Family, aimed at helping families grow in their faith in practical ways.
Collins explained, “My prayer is that this would be a day that students can launch into a faith movement at their schools. That they can gather with other students and bring their Bibles to school to start a club, to start a Bible study, to start a faith activity group where you can begin to advance the Gospel consistently throughout the year.”
Support from Christian Celebrities
This inspiring initiative has garnered support from various Christian celebrities, including Skillet singer John Cooper, Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson Huff, singer Tauren Wells, and the rock band Newsboys. These public figures are vocal proponents of the event, emphasizing the profound impact of the Bible in their own lives.
John Cooper shared, “It was the Bible that changed my heart and my mind on Jesus. It’s God’s love letter to us, and it’s also our weapon against the enemy. I began personally carrying my Bible with me, not even knowing about ‘Bring Your Bible To School Day’ towards the end of high school into college.”
“I said, ‘Hey, this is my weapon, and I’m a soldier in battle, and I would hate to be caught in the middle of a battle, in the middle of this field of war without my weapon,'” he continued. “When I came to Focus on the Family, I was so glad to hear that we had an initiative and a movement for students to be equipped with God’s Word and to go and share it with others.”
The “Bring Your Bible to School Day” event signifies a remarkable display of students uniting to share their faith through the simple act of bringing their Bibles to school. It underscores the enduring importance of Scripture in their lives and the broader cultural context. As students across the nation prepare to participate, this movement promises to inspire a renewed focus on faith, community, and the timeless teachings of the Bible.
With its growing popularity and the strong support of notable Christian figures, the event serves as a beacon of hope and a source of strength for students seeking to express their beliefs and make a positive impact on their school communities.
This nationwide event is set to be a day of spiritual significance, reminding all participants of the profound impact of the Bible on their lives and the importance of sharing its wisdom with others.