Sometimes the Bible repeats itself. Look at the Gospels. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all have stories that are the same, or are remarkably similar, even though they were written by different men at different points in time.
Other times, the repeating Scripture is someone recalling or quoting Scripture. Again, in the Gospels, we see that often. “As it was written in the prophets…” or “this was done to fulfill what the Prophet Isaiah said…”
But, sometimes, if you are reading Scripture carefully, you will hear the echoes. Not a repeat, not a quotation, but an echo. It sounds similar. There may be some distortion, some variance in what is said, but the heart of what is written is the same.
It is in those echoes that I’m starting to find hope. Hope that things will change. Hope that things will be different one day. Hope that God is still active and working in my story today, as he was in the days of Scripture. Continue reading “The Biblical Echoes That Birth Hope”