What My 4-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About the Bible
I mentioned in previous posts that the Bible points to Jesus, and that the Bible is like a menu. In a restaurant, the menu is not the end goal, the food that the menu points us to is the goal. When reading the written Word, it should lead us to the one who satisfies us, Jesus, the Living Word. Kris Vallotton says, “All of the Bible is in the Kingdom, but not all of the kingdom is in the Bible”. So not only is Bible like a menu, it’s also a door, a door into the Kingdom and to the King. Another way to say this is, Jesus can be found on every page of the Bible.
Jesus said if we want to enter the Kingdom, we are to become like children. Since we are to become like children, I’d love to tell you something I’ve learned from my daughter. She has books who also have someone on every page, but it’s not Jesus, it’s Waldo. She will spend hours looking at "Where’s Waldo?" books, because she knows he is in there somewhere. While she’s searching the pages, she sees all sorts of other things, not just Waldo. This is so like the Bible. We read the pages in search of Jesus, and in the process see and learn all kinds of other things.
When you go to read the Bible, especially the Old Testament, try thinking of it as a "Where’s Jesus?” book. As you open the pages, think of yourself as a little child, eagerly trying to find Him. It’ll just make your reading more fun! May the Bible be a door to you, the one you step through to encounter your King and His Kingdom.