Years ago I was studying the Bible to discover the things I could do to bless God. I wanted know how I could bring Him delight. When I began the process of writing a book on what I was learning, my sweet husband gently suggested that the first book I write should be about why He is worthy of our love in the first place. Eric’s comment that day started me on a journey of searching to know the heart of Christ and a longing to share it with others.
When I was dating my husband, I carefully observed him to see what his character was like. I purposely held my heart in check until I felt like I could trust him enough to share my life with him. When I saw how great he was with kids, I took it as an assurance that he’d be a good father. When I saw how hard he worked, I knew he would provide for his family. I tucked each observation away in my heart, gradually building my trust in him.
When I read about Jesus in the Bible, I do the same thing—I observe His actions, His emotions and His interactions with people which help me paint a portrait of His character. I tuck the images away in my heart, leaning on them when life gets tough.
In this book I use the images and observations I’ve made about Jesus to retell scenes from the Bible. My goal is to bring Jesus’ interactions with people to life so that we can glimpse the character and heart of Christ.