Scripture #9

Updated: May 18, 2019

Have you heard of the Jesus Storybook Bible for kids? If you haven’t, you need to find a copy! Seriously. Even if little ones don’t live in your house. This children’s Bible relates every single Bible story in the book back to Jesus. As a 30 something year old who has been reading the Bible my whole life, I still find myself surprised and in awe of the connections drawn between some of the stories in the Bible and Jesus.

This is a perfect illustration to me of what John meant in John 1 when he wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.”

This passage is referring to Jesus. Jesus is the Word? It’s one of those Biblical concepts that challenges our human minds, like the trinity and the resurrection. But if we think about it, the Bible is one story of God’s message to us, His love for and pursuit of us, of our relationship with Him. Jesus is the embodiment + the fulfillment of God's story and message. How amazing is it that God not only sent us a message through Scripture—He became the message in Jesus.

All of our study and memorization of God’s Word must continually point us back to Jesus, draw us closer to Him, and reveal who He is to us. It is all about Him. When we seek out truth in these pages, let’s remember that He is the way and the truth and the life. When we seek comfort in these words, we must remember that He is our Comforter. When we are in need of peace, let’s remember that He is the Prince of Peace. The pages of Scripture exist to point us to and draw us to Jesus. Our relationship with Him and love for Him is the basis of all our study + memorization + all of our love for these words.

If you're joining in the Scripture Memorization Challenge, comment below with the next Scripture you'll be memorizing! I'm so thankful for the Word God has given us and that by it we can know Jesus more deeply.




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