The wonder of Children's story bibles
Children's Bibles by and large are pretty terrible when it comes down to accuracy but the Big Bible storybook occasionally takes it to a whole new level. I was reading to my son the other day the story of Mark 8:27-30 which they recount as belowmake sure you get to the end.....
Jesus was with his friends one day. ''Who do people say I am?'' he asked ''
Some people think you are someone from long ago, oneof God's messengers come to tell us about God,'' they said.
''What about you?'' asked Jesus. ''Who do you think I am?''
Peter thought about Jesus. He remembered Jesus making blind men see and people who could not move walk again. He had seen Jesus make sick people better and feed hundreds with a few pieces of bread and fish. Peter had seen Jesus do amazing things. He had heard Jesus say wonderful things about God.
Suddenly Peter knew exactly who Jesus was! Jesus was a good man and a kind friend but he was much more than that.
''Jesus you are the Son of God!'' Peter gasped.
And he was right!
''Good for you!'' said Jesus
Good for you! said Jesus well, no actually he said in Matthew 16 ''Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.'' It's incredible and even comedic that they've managed to make Peter the hero of the story which is about the revelation of who Jesus is and since when did blessed become the equivalant of good for you.
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