Journey with me then, if you will, through these ten Hebrew words to hear this story of salvation told in the native tongue of Jesus. These words sum up the whole person and work of our Messiah. Here is the Gospel in Hebrew.
The Jordan River is a place of life and death, of departure and arrival. Its waters are both knives and wombs. They cut away the old and give birth to the new. Here Moses passes away in a desert land while Joshua passes over to the land flowing with milk and honey.
My first Sunday School teacher was a pale, squat, balding man who retold dusty old Bible stories with a nasally voice and a moralistic heart. The more he taught me to be good, the more I wanted to be bad. So I’d hide from him. Under tables, behind curtains, inside closets. Sometimes he’d find me, sometimes not.