Mary's Dream: A True Life Story
She walked several kilometers bare-footed through dangerous
mountain terrain in cold winter to buy a Bible. But it was sold
out before she got to her destination. What happened? Find out.
There are dreams and there are dreams. And there are dreamers
and there are dreamers too. Some of these dreamers realize their
dreams, while others have had their names writ in water. In
some, theirs may be an ambition to rule empires, while for other
young men, the mere accomplishment of marrying a fair lady and
living happily with her ever after in a hanging garden beside a
blue sea, is a big dream.
Now consider one of these dreamers who dreamt of owning a Bible.
But the family being very poor could barely provide food for the
members, not to talk of buying a Bible. Now this dreamer is not
the Biblical Joseph, the dreamer. But her name is Mary Jones, a
sixteen - year old girl born 1784 in a village in Wales that
goes by the curious name of Llanfihangel.
There is nothing wrong to dream of owning a Bible though. But
the odds against her were many. Because the girl lived in the
wrong century and dreamed in the wrong times. In those days, to
own a Bible was to die. Like William Tyndale. Like Jan Hus. Like
so many others.
But big dreamers are die-hards. And Mary was one of them. So
this daughter of poor weavers started saving whatever money that
she got in order to buy a Bible. It was Mary