If you have children in your life you are probably familiar with the cartoon, Arthur. Marc Brown is the author and illustrator behind the Arthur books. I read an article about him and learned that his children’s names are hidden in the illustrations on each page of those books. Every page is a little tribute to them. Fascinating, huh?
No one loved Jesus like Dr. Glenn Weekley. He performed my wedding and dedicated two of my children. In fact, my second child’s dedication was his last Sunday in the pulpit. We had no way of knowing that the Lord would call him home just a few days later. He was once asked how he was able to come up with sermon ideas week after week, month after month and year after year. His response was, “It’s simple. You just take a passage of Scripture and run to the cross.”
Sometimes, we make Bible study so complicated. We think we can’t do it right unless we have an expensive journal, colored pens, five different highlighters and a degree on the wall. Here is the simple truth. From Genesis to Revelation, it’s all about Jesus. Just like Marc Brown, God has written His child’s name on every page. He is there in every story. He is the fulfillment of every promise. He is hope. He is freedom. He is life.
So, when you next open those fabulous pages, look for Jesus. It’s His story.
Here are some links to help you focus on Him this week.
- That’s My King by Dr. S. M. Lockridge (This is a very short video, but it is POWERFUL. As Bro. Glenn used to say, “If that don’t light your fire, your wood must be wet.” Just try and not shout “amen.” I dare ya.)
- First and Last by Priscilla Shirer (I had the privilege of seeing this live and it still fires me up! Watch this video and be amazed at “who your daddy is!”)
- Was Jesus Dead, or Just Mostly Dead? by Dr. Stephen Drake at Always a Pastor (This is such a great post regarding the claim that maybe Jesus wasn’t really dead.)
- It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming (Prepare for the chills that will run up and down your spine. Just try and stay in your seat when watching this.)
You, my friends, are adored and prayed for and so very loved.
~~~~Stacy Edwards is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ. If you need her, she’s probably hiding in the bathroom