My family does many different things during our Family Worship. We sing. We read the Scriptures. We read other Christian books. We memorize Scripture. We pray. We talk about issues facing our family. We don’t do all of these things every time, but over time, we get to all of them.
One book that we recently finished reading is “The Jesus Storybook Bible.” It’s a great book, which I would commend to all of you (not merely children). Here’s a brief quote from the beginning which helps to put all of the Bible into perspective.
No, the Bible isn’t a book 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 wholeaves 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. (page 17)