It is our human tendency to think of ourselves as the main character in the
story of our life. This narrow view is the natural result of the sin of pride,
and in its extremes, can take the form of narcissism or even psychopathic
behavior. It constricts our universe to only what we see with our own eyes and
hear with our own ears, making it very small indeed. We walk through a narrow
canyon, hemmed in by its walls.
The Bible, however, gives us an aerial view of that canyon and all the lands
around it. It shows us that we are not the main characters, but the supporting
actors in a cast of billions of a cosmic play in which God is the main
character, as well as the director. In a play written by man, Abraham and
Sarah, David, or Paul would be the focus, and the play would end when they
either resolved their conflict or at last passed away—but not so in the Bible!
Over and over again, we see the torch being passed from one generation to the
next, with the Scriptures then taking up the thread of the next life story,
weaving them all into a beautiful tapestry that could never be appreciated by
focusing on any single life—save one.
At first glance, Yeshua’s biography takes up less than 10% of the Scriptures—and
yet, He can be found on every page, from Genesis to Revelation. He is
prophesied both openly and in allegorical type, the very lives of His ancestors
being patterned after His. The whole Tanakh can be read as the ongoing war of
the Adversary to wipe out the Messianic line. The New Covenant Scriptures
continue His story in the lives of His Body, the Ekklesia, as it carries His
message to a world trapped in darkness.
Only by humbling ourselves and stepping back from our myopic view can we fully
appreciate God’s hand in human history, and give Him the praise that He