Friday Night Devotional by William Kwok, 2/19/2016
Although there are many narratives in the Bible, there is one central underlying story that ties all the different threads of Scripture together. From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture reveals the story of God’s purpose and plan for redeeming mankind from sin.
The story begins with Creation and the Fall, as Scripture describes how God created the entire universe in six days. After creating everything, God observes His creation and He declares that it is good. However things soon change when Adam disobeys and sins against God. This results in all of creation being corrupted by sin.
However, God did not leave us without hope.
After the Fall, God promised His people that there would be a savior who would set them free from the bondage of sin. That promise of redemption was fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross as a sacrifice to pay the penalty for sin.
Finally the story ends with restoration as Christ returns once more to the earth. When He returns there will be a new heaven and a new earth where sin is no more. God will dwell once again with His people and all creation will give God the glory that He deserves.
When we look at the central narrative of Scripture, what should our response be? Oftentimes we forget about our own role in the story. Before Christ ascended into heaven, He gave His followers one last command. He instructed us to make disciples of all nations.
As Fishing Week comes to an end, many of you have had the opportunity to share the Gospel with your peers. It is easy to be discouraged by the fear of man or the lack of fruit when we share, but in our moments of discouragement, let us not forget that we know how the story ends. One day Christ will return and people from every tongue, tribe, and nation will worship Him. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few, so let us continue to faithfully share the Gospel until the whole world hears.