And he (Jesus) said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:25-27
Lord Jesus, continue to do for us what you did for our Emmaus Road brothers. We too suffer from “slow-heartedness,” and chronic under-believing the Gospel. Enable us to see you everywhere in the Scriptures; for you are the point, focus, and hero of the entire Bible.
Where the first Adam failed us miserably, you—the “last Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45), over-the-top succeeded. As our Substitute to trust, you are the greater Moses, who perfectly fulfilled the Law for us. Thank you!
You are the archetype and end of Israel’s sacrifices. By your death on the cross, the Temple’s curtain was torn from top-to-bottom, opening for us—even us, perpetual access into the Holy of Holies. Hallelujah, we are righteous in you, by you, for you. By your resurrection, Lord Jesus, you are…
- The emphatic “Yes!” to every promise God has made (2 Cor. 1:20)
- Our reigning and everlasting King, of which David was a hint and hope
- Our great High Priest—ever-living to pray and advocate for us
- Our returning Bridegroom, who knows and loves us perfectly
Jesus, we’ll fully comprehend your glory… well, never. Even on the Day when our “slow hearts” become perfected hearts, there will eternally be more of you to astonish us, and fuel our worship. So very Amen, indeed.