Old Testament Points to Christ

I love the Old Testament because it points to Jesus Christ.  For example Isaiah 53:5, states that He was wounded for our trangressions and He was bruised for our iniquities and that by His stripes we are healed.  This same scripture is again quoted in 1 Pet 2:24.  There are over 300 Old Testament scriptures that point to Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the focal point of the Old Testament.  Jesus is the theme of the Bible.  He was there in the beginning and He is the last one who speaks at the end.  Jesus is part of the Trinity and in Genesis 2 when the Lord said, "Let us make man in our image."  Jesus was there.  I love the Bible because Jesus is there through its pages and from cover to cover.  The Old Testament saints were anticipating His coming and we are looking forward to His return.  Each day that we live we are one day closer to the coming of the Lord.  Each breath we take brings us one moment closer to His return.  As with the Bible our lives should have Jesus as the theme of our life.  He should be the central focus of all we think, say and do.  Our priorities, plans and desires should be His.  The will of God should be the top priority and focus of our day.  Jesus should be what people should see when they look at us.  Back in the 1970’s, there was a song we used to sing that encouraged us to let the Lord be glorified in our lives.  Jesus even said in John 17, that we should glorify God and in return He will glorify Himself through us.  Today make Jesus the focus point of your life and let His character and essence be shown in your life today.