n the last Pre-Teen devo we discussed a very important fact about history when thinking about our faith. The power and love of God was shown in many ways to his people through time, but one of the most was the ability to see the future He gave the prophets to write about the coming Savior of the world.
More than 1,000 years before Jesus came to the earth, prophets were speaking of all aspects of Jesus’ life from his birth, to his ministry, to His death and most powerfully to His resurrection. They spoke about him being born of a woman to crush the serpent’s head, born of a virgin, becoming the lion of Judah, being the righteous root of Jesse and a descendent of king David and that His birth would cause the pain and sorrow brought by King Herod when He was seeking to kill this new born King.
All that was spoken of about Him CAME TRUE! I think about the words of Paul in his first sermon in Acts chapter 2, this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death.”
So knowing this, who should we be? The answer is simple. Since Jesus showed such great love our response is to be like Jesus. He died for you, He wants you to be with Him forever. Submit to His will and allow Him to transform your life!
With this thought I introduce the theme for this year:
2017: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus!