Published By Deborah Negron
April 4, 2019
I See JESUS IN THIS PSALM, MOM
During our morning devotions the other day, I said Abi Natalia, go to psalm 22.
We heard it read on the Bible App as we were on our way to school.
She listens intently. Halfway through it she pauses it and says, “Mom, I see Jesus in this Psalm. I inquired explain…
She said, as we were listening, I feel like this was a psalm written to show us the suffering of Jesus Christ.
I explained, you are absolutely right my girl. There are psalms and other scriptures that were written hundreds of years prior to Jesus being born, that are called Prophetic or Messianic scriptures in the Old Testament. I explained that before the foundation of the World, God had a plan to save us. And that throughout history He was leaving people the symbolic language, the precursors, the “Crumbs of Bread,” as it were leading us to Jesus, the Virgin birth, the Cross and the Resurrection.
She says, Wow, God was so kind. Then we continued listening to the rest of Psalm 22.
For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help. I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you. The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy. The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him. For royal power belongs to the Lord . He rules all the nations. Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust. Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.
“Yup, Mom, This is definitely about Jesus. He won the victory. This is so cool.”