Dear Grace Baptist Church Family,
The understatement of any week given the culture in which we live is, “I am busy.” And who isn’t? You can’t avoid it. And that means that we must be very intentional in the use of our time. Moments lost can’t be “bought back.” That is why we are to “redeem the time” which literally does mean that we are to buy up every moment and opportunity and use it for good and to live for God.
An important part of redeeming our time is in thinking about our Savior. And that was one aspect of the message this past Sunday that I hoped to communicate—make time to think about Jesus.
As part of the message from II Cor. 4:7-10 this past Sunday, I mentioned that someone had identified that you can see Jesus in every book of the Bible. I shared the thoughts related to the New Testament and below I will share what this anonymous author identified from the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. I was deeply touched to review this and hope you will be as well. So here it is:
Jesus Christ Is In Every Book of the Bible
He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of all Time.
He always Was, He always Is and He always Will Be,
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated and never undone.
He was bruised and brought healing,
He was pierced and eased pain,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He was dead and brought life.
He is risen and brings power,
He reigns and brings peace.
The world can’t understand Him,
Armies can’t defeat Him,
Schools can’t explain Him
And the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
The people couldn’t hold Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him
And Oprah can’t explain Him away.
He is Life, Love, Longevity and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, good.
His Way is Right, His Words Eternal.
His rules unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, His is my Savior, He is my God, He is my Priest,
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Law, and He rules my life.
I hope you are blessed in reading this. More importantly, I know you will be blessed as you read the Bible and discover this for yourself.
I look forward to worshipping the Lord together with you this Sunday. Please be in prayer for our services, for all who teach and for me as well.
Dr. Wynne Kimbrough is the editor of this resource.
Some of the articles are written by him while others are found and shared with permission from the original authors. Some of of these authors wish to remain anonymous.