Behold The Lamb of God

Last weekend I took a group from our office, our IF:Terns and a few others, to Dallas to experience a few of my favorite Christmas traditions…my dad’s chili, the over-the-top Dallas Christmas lights, and Behold The Lamb of God. {If we had just thrown a Hallmark movie in, I would have been in Christmas heaven. I don’t know what it is about their cheesy predictability, but I just can’t get enough?!?}

 

Each night of the tour, Andrew Peterson opens “Behold The Lamb of God” reading from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Jesus Storybook Bible.

 

“No, the Bible isn’t a list of rules, or a book of heroes.  The Bible is most of all a Story.  It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure.  It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne–everything–to rescue the one he loves.  It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!

You see, the best thing about this Story is–it’s true.

There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story.  The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.

It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story.  And at the center of the Story, there is a baby.  Every Story in the Bible whispers his name.  He is like the missing piece in a puzzle–the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.”

And as we sat in the pews of an old church and listened to some of the best singer/song-writers around sing the story of Jesus…not just the baby in the manger in Bethlehem story, but the big Jesus story, I couldn’t help but be in awe of God’s love for us.

 

This time of year it’s so easy to miss the big…beautiful picture. To focus on the cute little baby born in swaddling clothes. To focus on Santa and gifts and entertaining. To focus on the chaos of the season. But join me in taking a minute today to celebrate His birth, His resurrection, and most of all His amazing rescuing love.

 

“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

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Lindsey believes in women having a place to come together to reflect, rest, refuel and redeem their passions, their purposes, and their lives.
She has worked in the trenches to bring IF:Gathering to life, and spends her days mobilizing others to bring hope to those in hard places. She has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, Topo Chico, and Texadelphia mustard sauce. To learn more about Lindsey, visit  lindseynobles.com or follow her @LindseyNobles

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