I have been reading lately about the Bible.
I have been reading the Bible itself as well, but I have also been reading about it...
About the people in the Bible.
About the story and themes in the Bible.
My daily devotions, my daily scriptures, all that I am reading is bringing the Bible alive to me in new ways.
It's a beautiful story.
And the best description of this story comes from my son's Bible...
"The Bible is most of all a story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne - everything - to rescue the one he loves. It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!
You see, the best thing about this Story is - it's true.
There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.
It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle - the piece that makes all other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the Child who would one day - but wait. Our story starts where all good stories start.
Right at the very beginning..."
From The Jesus Storybook Bible
May this Christmas be a new beginning to The Story in your life.
As we celebrate the gift of Jesus,
the young Hero,
the brave Prince,
may you come to know deep within that He has come for you.
You are His treasure, you are the one He loves.
Merry Christmas dear friends and family.