Recently I attended my second Andrew Peterson Behold the Lamb of God concert. The concert begins with a passage from The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. After this last concert, I went ahead and bought it. It is a children’s Bible that intentionally proclaims Christ from all of Scripture in the vein of Luke 24:27. Over the past weeks, I have loved the life and perspective that this interpretation brings out of Scripture.
On the last Sunday before Christmas, I wanted to share the passage Andrew Peterson opens his concert with to reflect on.
“It’s like an adventure story about a young Hero who came from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne, everything to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that have come true in real life.
You see, the best thing about this story is—it’s true.
It takes the whole Bible to tell this story. And at the center of the Story there is a baby. Every story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the baby that would one day—but wait, our story starts where all good stories start. Right at the very beginning…”