Behold: An Invitation To Wonder PBBy: Justin O. Huffman
|Publisher||Christian Focus Publications|
Justin O. Huffman invites us to ponder the glorious, life–changing truths given to us in God’s Word.
We are starving for want of wonder. In what we perceive to be the desert wasteland of daily life and regular responsibilities, our souls hunger for more. We instinctively feel there must be more to life than merely waiting for the next big movie to be released, or the next sport season to come back around, or the next holiday to arrive on the calendar. We long to be truly in awe.
All the while, true wonders abound. They abound in the natural world, and they super–abound in the supernatural realm. What our souls are starving for is not merely to be awed, but to discover something or someone that is truly, permanently, and altogether awesome.
God tells us, over and over again, to focus our starving souls on the superb reality of who He is, what He is doing, and what He promises to do for all who trust in Him. God invites us to pause within the pages of Scripture, to consider what we are reading, and thereby to feed on His majesty. And God’s invitation to glory in Him is nowhere more explicit than in the repeated command to ‘Behold.’
Justin O. Huffman invites us to meditate on ten of the occasions the command ‘Behold’ is used in the New Testament, and to feast on the wonderful truth we find there.
- Immanuel, God with Us (Matthew 1:23)
- God’s Beloved Son (Matthew 3:17)
- The Fields are Ripe (John 4:35)
- Jesus’ True Family (Matthew 12:50)
- Jesus, Crucified and Risen (Matthew 20:18–19)
- Living to Tell the Good News (Acts 20:22–27)
- A Foundation or a Stumbling Stone (Romans 9:33)
- Now is the Day of Salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2)
- The Blessed Who Remain Steadfast (James 5:11)
- He is Coming (Revelation 1:7)