Jesus Christ is the Apex of everything; He was so at creation and showed us through salvation.
This Week's Pastor to People
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).
Imagine a 430,000 square foot museum all about the Bible. Imagine it uses state-of-the-art technology to immerse people in the history, narrative, and impact of God’s Holy Word. Imagine that it is located just two blocks from the National Mall in Washington. Imagine that it has six floors of galleries, all technologically alive, all providing a personalized experience of the Holy Scriptures.
Well, on November 17, such a museum will be opening in DC: the Museum of the Bible (https://www.museumofthebible.org). Twelve days ago, I and 35 other pastors from the greater New York area were privileged to be given a tour of the museum. Our guides were the Green brothers, Mart and Steve, who are using family resources (Hobby Lobby) and donations to make such an incredible museum a reality. As I was returning to Princeton on a bus, I wrote the following reflections. I hope they inspire you to plan a visit.
“The Museum of the Bible tour was overwhelming. The magnitude of the project, its vision, and the material design were beyond my spirit's ability to process initially. During the walk-through, I was mostly silent, overcome, not knowing what to say. This museum is huge! It is a "once in a lifetime" sort of thing as far as national and global impact. To have a state-of-the-art museum at the center of DC dedicated to the Bible -- well, for me and for the church and for the future, it is a major kingdom move. Especially now, during this sad season of our country's spiritual decline, the Museum will be an anchor of truth and righteousness dropped down by God right into the middle of DC, just a block from the Air and Space Museum! The initial plan was to locate it in Dallas. And then the Greens were hoping for NYC. But, given the nature of this museum, its scope, and the impact of Scripture on the US (history, culture, church, education, literature), DC is the place. God had the best in mind. To him be the praise.”