The witness of scripture helps us remember Jesus well.
It all started in the Old Testament—the story of God putting God’s family back together. Those of us who exclusively study the New Testament Jesus are not getting the whole story. In Jesus Darkly, author Rafael Rodriguez reminds us that the Bible is one story from beginning to end, and the best way to know Jesus fully is to know what came before…to know the New Testament writers’ Old Testament memories. When we overlook the Old Testament and God’s invitation to sit at the table as family, we are, in essence, breaking God’s heart, choosing an early inheritance instead of an intimate relationship.