Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Today in my doctoral course we have spent the day getting a bird's eye view of the overall narrative of the Bible to the end that we might interpret each part with more insight and impact for life. I have heard the story, in all its parts, many times since I've come to know Jesus in October 1986. But I am still in awe of the God who saves, who responds to sin by providing salvation, who has done for us what we could never do for ourselves. Indeed, God is "merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love"! And he is immensely wise in the way He's chosen to work out his mercy in history. I feel SO privileged to know Him and walk with Him and talk with Him and be part of His plan, all the days of my life. I feel SO eager to come to the day when this world and this life passes away that all who believe might be with Him, and one another, forever!
If all of this sounds foreign or strange to you, get a Bible and read it from cover to cover. Ask God to help you understand and He will. You have nothing to lose if it's just a story and everything to gain if it is in fact THE story of all stories, if it truthfully relates the purposes of God in the earth.
To God be the glory!