The Old Testament was Jesus’ song book. In the synagogue, Jesus worshipped with the Psalms. Jesus used the poetry for inspiration and encouragement. He sang Psalms in Gethsemane and quoted the Psalms while He was dying.
The Old Testament is the story of Jesus, the story of the people who believed in Jesus, hoped in Jesus, anticipated the coming of Jesus. In some ways, their faith exceeds ours, for they had far less evidence of Jesus than we do, yet still they continued to wait for the Messiah.
So, here we stand, on the dusty road of our lives, looking back at our foundation. We can see where it all began. We can understand things about Jesus that people of the Old Testament could not. We have evidence of His work, His life, His death, His resurrection. We have a connection with Jesus that is bigger than we are, that surpasses all understanding.
Beginning with Genesis, we can connect with Jesus on every page of the Bible. Go ahead. Seek out your foundation and strengthen your connection.
Even in Toad Hop, it’s all about Jesus.
Verna Davis, author and speaker, writes in Frankton. She can be reached at Vrdspeaks@yahoo.com.