“Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way.” II Timothy 3:16 (The Message)
Last week I had to get glasses. I couldn’t see things very clearly so I went to the eye doctor and got the right glasses for me. Now, I can see so much better! Things that were blurry before are very clear. The trees around my house are not just brown trunks with green tops; I can actually see the shapes of the leaves and know what kind of tree it is. I can see every small detail of RE and Traveler and not just a black and yellow blur as they chase a ball! It made me think about how we can see God more clearly.
We can’t really see God with our eyes. But we can find out about God and get an idea of what He is like so that we have a clearer understanding of God and “see” Him in our minds. Our Bible verse today tells us that the whole, entire Bible is from God. So, one way to find out about God is to read the Bible. Stories in the Bible help us know what God is like, so that we can “see” Him more clearly.
In Genesis, the Bible tells that God made the world; the sky, the sun, the moon, the seas, the earth, the creatures, people, everything!
God is the creator.
In Exodus, the Bible tells the story of how God led His people out of Egypt where they were slaves and brought them to the land He had promised them. God parted the Red Sea and they all walked across the sea bed!
God is mighty and powerful.
In I Samuel, the Bible tells about how David, a teenager, was able to fight Goliath, the giant Philistine. With God’s help, David won the battle and later became the king of Israel.
God is our helper and our strength.
In Daniel, the Bible tells the story of Daniel who was thrown into a den with lions because a king of another country didn’t want him to pray to God. But God shut the lions’ mouths and saved Daniel.
God is our protector.
In Luke, the Bible tells the story of Jesus’ birth. God sent His Son, Jesus, to the earth so that all people could be saved and be close to God.
God is love for all people.
These are just a few stories in the Bible that tell us about God. There are so many more! This week draw a picture of your favorite Bible story. Then decide how that story tells you something about God, so that you can see God more clearly.
Afterwards, ask your parents to post your picture and what you learned about God as a reply to this blog so that everyone can see God more clearly.