Advent Devotional | Day 17
December 18, 2018
They Were Writing About Me | Tuesday, Dec. 18
These men on the Emmaus Road were unknowingly talking with Jesus about Jesus. Verse 27 is important in understanding the whole Bible. Moses and all the prophets were writing about Jesus. This unity of the Bible is glorious! It all points to Jesus, from beginning to end. It was written over centuries, by the hands of dozens of human authors, through one divine Author to point to one over-arching story in astounding detail. Jesus’ life, death, resurrection. The whole Bible is about Him. He is the center of history.
What difference does it make for us to see signs pointing to Jesus throughout the Old Testament?
Jesus, You are unlike any other. All history before You points to You. All history since You points to You. Your first coming changed everything. Your second coming will consummate everything. As we pray according to Your Word, day after day, help us to know You more, Lord Jesus. Help us to love You more and look more like You. God, conform us more into the image of Jesus. Lord, help us to think, love, and live more like Jesus. We look forward to the day when we will see Your face and be completely conformed to Your image. You are the center of it all and we worship You. Keep our minds fixed on You. Help us to live Jesus-centered lives. In His name we pray, amen.
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