It’s been translated into just about every language. My guess is that it’s reached just about every corner that exists on the Earth. There have also been countless attempts to destroy or alter it, but still, there it is .. in many households, it sits on a shelf, collecting dust. In others, it is the imperative blueprint to sanity. Just how important is the book? So important that Jesus told us in Matthew 24:35 ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.’
In today’s world, we have technology and digital media that captures moments. We have literally thousands of pictures of ourselves and our loved ones stored here and there. We desire to store memories, not just in digital form, but we blog, blip, or tweet … all in effort to not only share, but somehow store our lives. In our advanced society, we can with ease tell the world, ‘Hey! We were here!’
Two thousand years ago when Jesus was walking as a man on our planet, there weren’t all the technological advances we see today, nor were they here when God, as a spirit, was the only thing that existed at creation. I was thinking yesterday how many people disregard and don’t understand the importance of the Word. Not just because it offers direction or rules to follow and helps us to live in peace, but because exploring the Word helps you understand the story .. helps you understand God.
This is a story all about His relationship with Man … Human Kind … God’s most valuable creation. How can I say that? Well, considering that He spent all of 1 chapter discussing creation while He left the rest of the 1,188 chapters discussing His relationship with Us, I’d say it’s a fair argument that we are pretty valuable to Him. Oh, and by the way, there was that little tidbit about Him manifesting Himself as a man and shedding His own flesh and blood to cover our sins. Yeh, I think it’s fair to say we are pretty valuable to Him.
Anyway, the point to all of this is that I was thinking about how of all the books in the world, the Word really is the most important. See, it includes EVERYTHING. All those that perhaps didn’t live in our technological age, guess what? It’s in the Word. All those stories that will never be heard or shared .. guess what? It’s in the Word. All those people who never had a chance to have a picture taken or their voice captured on tape, guess what? It’s in the Word. Even those people who disappeared that seem to have no trace to their life .. guess what? It’s in the Word.
You see, when you have the Word, you have Jesus. Jesus cares about every last bit of all of us. From the beginning of creation to now. He was there from the beginning of time. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He knows that EVERY person is important .. each and every soul is accounted for. If we leave out Jesus, we are leaving out the most important part. We can never write Him out of the story. Not because He’s a God who is all prideful and puffed up wanting it to be about Him, but because He is a loving God who has taken the time to care and consider each and every soul. And guess what? It’s He who died for ALL. Not just one .. not just a few .. ALL. 2 Cor 5:15
When we realize this, we realize that it doesn’t matter if we didn’t capture every moment because Jesus DID. Jesus captures it ALL. He is God Almighty!
How it’s going to get sorted out in the end, I’m not sure. But I do know that He has a plan and He will account for every soul that He has given life to.
The best part, no matter how hard we or any satanic power try, we just can’t write Jesus out of the book.
After all, He is the author and the finisher.