In the Word
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:30–31
Of the Word
The ways of documenting my daughter’s development and important milestones are different today than they were was when I was little, but they are just as important. For years to come, baby books, pictures, and videos will provide reminders of those first smiles, giggles, and steps.
No cameras snapped a group picture of Jesus and His disciples. No video camera filmed a miraculous healing. The Sermon on the Mount was not taped for us to hear today. But we do have the New Testament, a collection of writings giving eyewitness accounts of Jesus and the life of the early church. Scripture was recorded so we may believe in Jesus and have life in His name.
For this reason, spend time each day reading the Bible and getting to know Jesus. Become familiar with His words and works. Trust that the faith He began in you will be brought to completion on the day of His return.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, thank You for the Holy Scriptures in which You make salvation known to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.