I have been thinking a lot about story. What stories do you share when asked who you are or how you are doing?
Here’s an adapted devotion I shared with our staff based on an article in Relevant.
We often nurture a love/hate relationship with story. We love the magic on the silver screen, the plot that keeps us reading late into the night. But then the story comes to a close and we snap back to reality, to our story, which sometimes feels like a rat race.
Unfortunately, real life does not offer the luxury of structured chapters, thematic clarity or closure. As we look over our shoulder at the twists and turns our lives have taken, we see a jumbled mess rather than a streamlined plot. And when we lose sight of our storyline, it’s easy to get cynical.
We are quick to praise God’s unfolding drama of redemption in the world, and we affirm the small part our individual stories play within it, but we struggle to put these everything together. We love the Gospel story, but it almost seems too grand, for the slight details of our ordinary lives.
So what do we do?
I have been thinking a lot about story. What stories do you share when asked who you are or how you are doing?Read More