"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." Luke 24.27
Posting late again today. No excuses but this has been an usual week, with the General Assembly happening online as opposed to in Edinburgh. Being away enables one to concentrate on what one is doing. Remaining at home means that one is trying to be in two places at once - awkward, at times painful!
On the brighter side, yesterday's Alpha meeting saw another pearl of insight being shared in our break-out group. We were discussing how hard-going some found the experience of reading through the Old Testament: all those rules, the blood and gore, endless genealogies and tedious histories. Then someone quoted the text above and ventured whether it would make a difference, realising that - in one way or another - it all points to Jesus?
With the dropping of that particular penny, you could have heard a feather! Yes, it would make a difference... because now, even if one struggled to get the point of a particular passage, or incident, or rule at least one would know where to look for an answer: what does this tell me about Jesus?
"All of scripture is God-breathed and useful for instruction..." 2 Timothy 3.16. How true!