Niki told Siah that when he was a kid and was having a hard time sleeping, he would keep his Bible open on the side of his bed. There was something comforting just about having it opened near him.

The next day Siah came to him: “Dad, I think I figured out why it’s so much better to have the Bible opened than closed.”

“Why, son?”

“Well because it says in the Bible that the word of God is like a sword, right? Well when the Bible is closed, it’s like a sword in its sheath. But when it’s open, it’s unsheathed!”