Jesus as the Good Shepherd was a favorite symbol in the catacombs and on the sarcophagi of early Christians (cf. Psalms 23; Luke 15:4–6). This wall painting is from the third–century catacomb of St. Priscilla, Rome. Mark Allan Powell, ed., “Zurishaddai,” The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated) (New York: HarperCollins, 2011).

FDD21 The Theme of Scripture


This entry is part 21 of 27 in the series Fifty Days of Desperation

The entire theme of scripture is redemption.

Creation. Fall. Redemption.  From the first hint of salvation in Genesis 3:15 to the final declaration in Revelation 22:20-21 the Bible is about God’s design to show his glory by saving sinful people.  There can be no doubt then, that as we seek God’s distinct plan for us, that his overarching plan is continuing to redeem us, and through us: others.

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” (Revelation 22:20–21, NASB95)

Today, let our prayers find redemption as their goal.

Lord,
Show us now how you would use us in your plan to save souls.  Let your love for those around us fill our hearts and empower our lives to share with boldness your good news.
Amen

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