“But what God foretold through the mouth of all His prophets—that His Messiah was to suffer—so He has fulfilled. Repent, therefore, and return—so your sins might be blotted out” Acts 3:18 – 19
Connecting the dots is a children’s game. As a child draws a line, connecting the dots sprinkled across the page of his or her coloring book, a picture is created. Similarly the verses of the Bible can be connected in reveal Yeshua as Messiah.
The 1st dot is God’s creation of man. The 2nd dot is sin entering the world in the Garden. Next, there are many dots of the Patriarchs, Judges, wondering prophets and kings. A picture of need is woven throughout. Humankind is in need of a Savior. Broken and sinful, man is incapable of saving himself.
The 1st dot in the apostolic writings is the genealogy of Messiah in Matthew. This dot connects to all the dots of the past. Yeshua is born from the line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And specifically from the tribe of Judah, in the lineage of David, which reveals the covenant of being a king/Savior. From this point the 4 historical accounts of the Gospels are filled with dot after dot, revealing the life and character of Yeshua. He came with truth and compassion, speaking accurate judgment; but offering forgiveness and mercy. As the line is drawn leading to Messiah’s death and resurrection, the picture is complete. Yeshua is our perfect Savior. He came to set us free and restore our relationship with God. Can you connect the dots in trust in Him today?