TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Luke 1:1-4; 24:25-27, 44
We love to hear stories of great heroes. We love to explore the stories of famous fictional heroes like Han Solo, Sherlock Holmes, or Superman. We are fascinated by true stories of great heroes like Anne Frank, Buzz Aldrin, and William Wilberforce. In fact, the Old Testament is filled with real stories of great heroes.
But God’s Word has a hero above all others that we meet in the Scriptures. Luke writes that he carefully investigated the “narrative of the things” done by Jesus (Luke 1:1), including reports from those “who from the beginning were eyewitnesses” of His life (vs. 2).
Very interestingly, inspiration does not just compile the teachings of Jesus. It gives us the story of what Jesus has done. Why does that matter? It matters because God’s Word contains a story that God has been writing since creation. And that story finds its completion in the person of Jesus.
You see, there’s a story in God’s Word, and there’s a hero of the story we meet in Scripture. Jesus begins “with Moses and all the Prophets” and “interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27). God designed His Word so that Scripture is really telling one story about Jesus the hero. If we approach the Bible this way, it gives new eyes. We then see that all of the Law is telling of the moral excellence of Jesus. We then see that Jesus is the true tabernacle. Jesus is the true sacrifice. We will read and say, “He did this for me. He fulfilled this for me.”
Jesus says, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44).
Jesus is the Hero of heroes, who enters into the world’s story, slays every dragon, puts down every villain, and someday will wipe away every tear. And, He can be the Hero of your story.
Today, I will…think of the entire Bible in light of Luke 24:44 and see it with new eyes.