Two editors have released a new version of the Bible in which they have highlighted all the passages in the Old Testament that refer to Christ. The Blaze reports that Rick Lawrence and Ken
Castor came up with the idea for the Jesus-centred Bible from Bibles that print the New Testament words of Christ in red letters. Working on the Christian belief that Old and New Testaments are intricately linked, Lawrence and Castor decided to highlight in blue letters all the passages in the Old Testament which refer to Christ.
“There’s red letters in the New Testament where Jesus speaks – what if we highlighted in the Old Testament with blue letters any place that points to Jesus or is connected to Jesus in the New
Testament?” Lawrence brainstormed. The two editors worked tirelessly, many times devoting 18 hours a day, to find all the places in the Old Testament that refer to Christ and to add brief
descriptions to them. When the project was finished, Lawrence and Castor were overwhelmed to discover that there are nearly 700 references in the Old Testament that refer to Jesus in some way.
“We just discovered, as we went, so many connections to Jesus in the Old Testament. There were so many moments where we just stopped, stared at each other and started crying,” Lawrence recalled. “The Bible on its own is really about Jesus,” Lawrence said. “The Old Testament points to the Messiah, the gospels describe the Messiah and the epistles chronicle what a life centred around – orbiting around – Jesus is like,” Rick said.
Source: CryOut Prayer Update; Prayer Alert
Bible Study: Luke 24:2 5-53
PRAISE God that He is the author of the Bible and, through it, the Son is lifted up. PRAY that many will see Jesus for who He is in the pages of the Bible.