What if Jesus had come to earth in another way? He is God after all. He didn’t HAVE to plan to come as a baby. Have you ever considered why? Jason Gray’s song grapples with this idea in his song “I Will Find a Way” based on a short story, “An Advent Monologue,” by Walter Wangerin Jr.
Join me on a journey to Isaiah 43 where we hear the loving voice of our Father.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Reading aloud
- “Ragman: And Other Cries of Faith” by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
- A review of the song and the story it’s based on
- God’s “tone of voice” and how we interpret it
- The phrase in the song that leads us to Isaiah 43
- All the ways God comforts us with his love in Isaiah 43
- How we in turn burden and weary Him – Isaiah 43:22-24
- The thieves, collectors, and looters displayed in the story, song, and Scripture – 2 Peter 2:17-19
- How God handles our transgressions – Isaiah 43:25
- John’s description of Emmanuel…God with us – John 1:9-14
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If you have never heard this song before, you can listen to the official audio on YouTube below.