April 25, 2021 Sis Michelle Harris
One thing we can always agree on is God’s Word, the Bible, is the best book ever — better than anything else, even gold! The Bible is God’s story of His love for us! Say this after me: God’s Word Is God’s Story
Stories about our family can be so interesting! It’s so cool that the Bible is God’s story of His family! God chose an entire nation of people to be His special family. The great grandfather of this nation was a man named Abraham.
Abraham love God and did everything he could to obey and trust him. One day, God told Abraham that he would be the father of a mighty nation. God told Abraham to leave his hometown and his father’s family. God said, “Go to the land I will shown you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. You will be a blessing to others”.
Abraham obeyed God and left his hometown. Later, he had a son named Isaac. Then Isaac later had a son named Jacob, and God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.
Israel had a daughter and 12 sons. These sons had more sons who had more sons and so on. Soon, all of Israel’s children and great-grandchildren made up a huge nation of people called the Israelites.
Many years before, God promised Abraham, “I will make your children after you as many as the stars in the sky. I will make them as many as the grains of sand on the seashore.” And God made that promise happen with the nation of the as their family grew and grew.
But God had an even bigger purpose for the . He had chosen them to be His special people — His family — who would show God’s love to the world. We can read about the Israelites all through the Bible. And God wanted you and me to be part of His family and His story, too!
In Genesis 12:3, God promised Abraham that all people on earth will be blessed through him. And as God kept writing His story, all people were blessed through Abraham — even you and me.
That’s because Jesus was one of Abraham’s descendants. Jesus made a way for everyone to be a part of God’s family when He took the punishment for our sin. When we believe in Him and let Him be the leader of our lives, God adopts us into His family as His sons and daughters.
The Bible is God’s Word! It’s His story of love for you and me and how He made a way for us to be part of His special family! Say this after me: God’s Word Is God’s Story