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Area counties participate in
Ga. Bible Reading Marathon

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From the July 17, 2019 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Local residents in all five counties of The Journal's coverage area helped complete a special Statewide Bible Reading Marathon last Saturday, July 14 at 7:14 a.m.
   No, the time listed above is not a typo. The date (7-14) and time (7:14) were both symbolic nods to the scripture that helped inspire the event. 2 Chronicles 7:14 – "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."
   So, the Bible was broken into 159 sections and

on Saturday at 7:14 a.m. people gathered at every single one of the courthouses in the state's 159 counties and began to read. Around 30 minutes later, the entire Bible had been read across the state.
   The Marion County Courthouse was the site of one of the largest events in the area, as around 30 people representing at least five churches rose early to listen to the Isaiah 36 thru Isaiah 42 being read from the courthouse steps. It was an awe-inspiring event, as the sun rose above the downtown buildings and trees while the Word was being read. One interesting aspect was the specific scripture read for the Marion County (home of the Eagles) group, which included, "But those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
   Pastor Jeff Johnson of Brown Springs Church of God was the reader. He noted that he was a bit ... The rest of the story.