As I previously mentioned, I had the opportunity to travel to
Washington, D.C. last week to attend the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. I usually try to “bundle” various activities and
meetings per trip, and this visit was no different. All in all, I spent nearly three days in the nation’s capital meeting with several members of Congress and with media.
During my visit to D.C., I was also able to tour the Museum of the Bible, which is located about three blocks from the Capitol. The massive, 430,000-square-foot building is still under construction, but expected to open in November of this year. To give you an idea of its scope and size, it would take a visitor nine eight-hour days to see everything!
Businessman and author Steve Green is the person behind this incredible effort. He’s also the president of Hobby Lobby and its affiliates.
I so appreciate Steve’s love for the Bible, and his commitment to making the Bible known around the world. Truly, this tremendous undertaking of creating a historical museum is borne from a place of passion and calling.
For years Steve has been putting together what is, at 40,000 items,
one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts – and now he’s sharing that collection with the world. It will be worth the visit!
Before I sign off, I want to share a few videos with you to give you a better idea of what a visit to the Museum of the Bible would include.
Here’s a virtual tour of the museum:
And here’s an overview of the museum:
I hope you’ll make plans to come visit after its up and running. It’ll be time well spent!