Have you ever read the Bible and got lost in what it said? Have you ever journeyed its corridors and seemed to step into a “room” you weren’t sure what to do with?
With great simplicity, Billy Sunday, the early-1900s evangelistic preacher, talks about walking through Scripture and seeing the flow leading up to Christ. If you have ever felt lost in Scripture, perhaps Sunday’s journey will bring you encouragement and cause an excitement to crack its pages once again.
I entered through the portico of Genesis and walked down through the Old Testament’s art gallery, where I saw the portraits of Joseph, Jacob, Daniel, Moses, Isaiah, Solomon and David hanging on the wall; I entered the music room of the Psalms and the Spirit of God struck the keyboard of my nature until it seemed to me that every reed and pipe in God’s great organ of nature responded to the harp of David, and the charm of King Solomon in his moods.
I walked into the business house of Proverbs.
I walked into the observatory of the prophets and there saw photographs of various sizes, some pointing to far-off stars or events–all concentrated upon one great Star which was to rise as an atonement for sin.
Then I went into the audience room of the King of Kings, and got a vision from four points–from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. I went into the correspondence room, and saw Peter, James, Paul and Jude, penning their epistles to the world. I went into the Acts of the Apostles and saw the Holy Spirit forming the Holy Church, and then I walked into the throne room and saw a door at the foot of a tower and, going up, I saw One standing there, fair as the morning, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and I found this truest friend that man ever knew; when all were false I found him true.
Taken from: Billy Sunday Speaks [Chelsea House, 1970], p. 23.