Have you ever been to a church or a Sunday school where you heard the story of David and Goliath and the hero, obviously, turned out to be David? And that you could also be “like” David? Well…..
“That awkward moment when you realize you have been identifying with the wrong character. You are not the hero. Me. You. Us. We are not the stars of scripture. Christ is the star. The book is about Him.”
So what happens when people misplace heroes in reading the scripture? They end up moralizing the bible. But that doesn’t transform. The bible is a narrative. It has one big story, with smaller stories that points to one great story- the Gospel. Jesus is the hero; and He gives life to spiritually dead people. We don’t have to fight Goliath “like” David. Jesus has overcome all our Goliaths.
Next time you are about to misplace your hero, remember Christ is the grandest hero of every story!
“Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that EVERYTHING written ABOUT ME in the Law of MOSES and the PROPHETS and the PSALMS must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24: 44-47).