*this is one of my favorite pictures of Elysia lately and I think her new Godpa agrees too!*
I love this quote by Martin Luther and it has helped me a lot in terms of reading the Scriptures and encountering Christ in the process, Luther’s famous words are … “The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid”
I think Christ himself puts it right before us with these words …
“You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” ~ John 5:39 (NLT)
As I’m completing a series of mediations for Lent, in spite of some unforeseen circumstance that has made the writing more challenging. Meditating on the assigned passages and allowing Christ to speak through them to me first and foremost before I attempt to connect with other concerns or the wider community is thoroughly nourishing. But more than that, it’s where I encounter Christ in ways that are beyond pre-packaged ideas and fancy opinions I may have or imposed/influencd on me (mostly people with utmost sincerity, some maybe misled but that’s another issue or may be a bit of both.) Of course, there are those who have helped instorduce and instill important “foundations” built into my walk thus far that I think helps me to appreciate Luther’s quote above and what Christ is saying about the witness of the Scriptures. I’ll have a chance to host one of them these two weeks. For them I am thankful.
I pray that May Chin and I (with the support of the greater Christian family .. from Godparents to the church local & global) will play our part as best as we can to nurture our kids in their interaction with the Scriptures – get in touch with God’s story within and thus encounter Christ too.