Jesus in the story!

THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 24:13-27
“He explained what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)
When I read the Old Testament (first 2/3 of the bible), I do not usually see Jesus.
There are hints of Jesus scattered throughout, but buried in the midst of other stuff.
Some people avoid the OT because they find that ‘stuff’ too hard or complicated.
Others dive into it, and love to explore its depths and details.
As students of Jesus, I think we need to read the OT like Jesus did.
Our main focus should be to look for signs of Jesus, that point to Jesus.
At one time I read through the Bible a chapter a day, for three years.
I challenged myself to find a sign of Jesus in every chapter.
It was not easy, and took a lot of praying, asking Jesus to explain it to me.
But it was rewarding, and has shaped how I now read the bible – and my own story.
Like these disciples, Jesus is with us, sometimes visible but often invisible.
It takes an open, seeking heart to discern Jesus in the OT, and in your daily life.
Jesus is in the story of the bible, and He is in the story of your life!
Spend time with Him, and allow Him to explain His story, and your story, to you.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, open my heart, my mind and my eyes to see You – whether I am reading the bible, or as I read the circumstances and challenges of my life.

One Comment

  1. To see Jesus?
    Where will I see Jesus this day?
    The two men, although they knew of Him and all the happenings of the day they did not see Him.
    I too, know of Jesus by the reading of His Word
    but where will I meet Him this day?
    As I continue my pilgrim progress
    I need not only travel with God
    but also know and see that He is upholding me all the way.
    I am traveling in His presence
    I am secure
    since my hand is in His
    and He will lead and guide me along the way.
    Open My eyes Lord that I made see You at all times.

    When we walk with the Lord
    In the light of His Word,
    What a glory He sheds on our way;
    While we do His good will,
    He abides with us still,
    And with all who will trust and obey.
    Trust and obey,
    For there’s no other way
    To be happy in Jesus,
    But to trust and obey.

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