Monday, August 8, 2011

Where Is He?

A couple months ago, my husband and I took our grandchildren Jackson and Emma to the public library for the first time.  Each child was allowed to pick out one book and I picked out several books I thought they would like.  One of those books was "Where's Waldo?"

Martin Handford with Wally, Wenda, Odlaw, Wiza...                Image via Wikipedia
You may remember the series of "Where's Waldo?" books.  Each page was covered with people in different places and somewhere in the crowd was Waldo.  The idea of the book was to find Waldo, always dressed in his characteristic red and white striped shirt and woolen cap hidden somewhere in the crowd.

I was shocked that my five-year-old son loved this book.  It was easily his favorite.  He was so disappointed when we had to take the book back to the library.  Little does he know that he will get two of these books for Christmas!

There is another book that has a destinctive character hidden on each page.   The Bible.

Somewhere on each page of the Bible the Lord Jesus can be found.  It is easy to find Him in the Gospels where He walks among the people, healing the sick, raising the dead and teaching His disciples.  It is not hard to find Him in the Epistles where the Apostles speak of Him and His strength and love and peace.  Often we see Him clearly in passages of the Prophets where His coming, His life and His death are foretold.

But He is present on every page.  Our goal in reading the Bible should not be primarily to gain knowledge, but to gain HIM,  to find Him on every page.  If we have not seen Him in the passage of Scripture we have been reading, we have not truly seen the passage yet.

Let us open our Scriptures with new eyes, eyes keen to search them for the one thing which is needful, to find our Lord and Saviour on each and every page.

 "Search the Scriptures;
for in them ye think ye have eternal life: 
and they are they which testify of Me."  
John 5:39

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