God’s Establishing Shot

In movies and on TV shows sometimes the director films what is called an “establishing shot.” It is a scene or series of scenes that help lay the background and set the stage for the main action that is going to happen. It helps viewers understand the relationships between the characters, their histories, motives, and what has led the story to where it is in its current place.  The Old Testament is God’s “Establishing Shot” for the most important scene in the history of the universe – Jesus’ death and resurrection.