Have you ever spent 30 minutes looking for your keys only to find that they are in your pocket? Have you ever searched the car or your desk for your glasses only to find that you were wearing them? The resulting feeling of humiliation coupled with frustration has been a common one for me. But imagine if you looked for your keys every day of your life for 30 years, only to find that you had them all the time!
This might come close to what the men on the road to Emmaus experienced. They were distraught and downcast. Their Messiah, the one whom they’d waited for, longed for, hoped for had been crucified. “We were hoping that He was the one to Redeem Israel,” they said (Luke 24:21). Little did they know that they were walking and talking to the One who was pierced for their transgressions—the promised One! Thus, Jesus “began with Moses and all the Prophets explaining to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures (Luke 24:25-27).”
This week at Redeemer, we will be considering one of those prophets as Jim Hamilton considers Finding Jesus in First Samuel. Have you ever tried following all the winding streams running through the Bible to their destination? Is there unity between the testaments? Can we really look at the Old Testament through “messianic lenses?” Have we missed Jesus in the Old Testament? Friend, I hope that you will join us as we all seek to cling to the “Rock of Escape” that is Jesus the Messiah, the one promised of old to deliver us from our sins.
Running to the Rock with You!