Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Steve Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, about his Museum of the Bible currently under construction in Washington, D.C. I am very excited about what the future holds for growth in appreciation for the Word of God and knowledge of God’s Word through this remarkable new museum.
It will be housed in a 430,000-square-foot building just two blocks off the Mall and very near the Air and Space Museum. If you have walked this area, as I have on numerous occasions, you realize how much foot traffic will converge on this site to soak up biblical knowledge from 40,000 items and antiquities related to the Bible.
This is a remarkable thing the Green family is doing. They are providing an amazing gift to the church, to our nation, and to the world. No doubt, people from all across the world will frequent the site to learn more about the world’s most popular and best-selling book.
If you would like to be involved in the construction of this facility and presentation of the Bible materials, you can go to the website and make a tax deductible donation. Steve said they are seeking one million persons who will engage with them in the effort. The names of those who join the effort will be displayed in the museum.
Janice and I went to see “Passages” when it came to Atlanta. This is the traveling exhibit of the Bible with many interactive displays. Like the Museum of the Bible, “Passages” has been provided by the Green family and was viewed in six major cities across the country.
Steve said that The Museum of the Bible will be completed and opening in November of 2017. I am sure you will want to make this a destination site for you and your family. Can you think of a more critical time in the history of our nation for the Word of God to be elevated and for visitors to witness the incredible evidence of how God has spoken across the ages to His people? I am praying that the opening of the museum in November 2017 will be used by the Lord to bring a revival of attention focused upon the Bible and the truths of this book of the ages.
I encourage you to go online to www.museumofthebible.org to read up on this project. I’m sure you’ll be as excited as I am about what the Museum of the Bible will mean to our nation and our world.