Imagine you wake up one day in the middle of a beautiful place, full of amazing plants, animals, mountains, deserts, rivers, and lakes. This place is so incredible, you can't wait to explore! But... how will you find your way without getting lost? You need a trailbook! A trailbook is a special tool that helps us find our way. It is a book full of great information and advice about the world around us, as well as maps and instructions to help us stay on the right path.
Why is it so important to read your Trailbook? This Trailbook is a guide God gave to us to help us find our way through the world we live in. It is God's Word to us, and reading it will help us to know Him! In fact, this Trailbook helps us to know that God loves us so much He sent His son Jesus to make a way for us to spend forever with Him in Heaven. That's good news!
Another name for all the verses in your Trailbook is “scripture." In 2 Timothy 3:16 (page 915), it says, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work."
The more we read, study, and obey God's Word, the more we benefit from it. Try to read in your Trailbook a little bit each day. You don't need to begin at the front and read all the way to the end like a regular book. The book of John (starting on page 809) tells the story of Jesus and is a great place to start!