What’s Your Story?
Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 105-107
Key verses: Psalm 107:2-3
Slang expressions come and go. I remember how some years ago one way for a person to challenge another’s behavior or attitude was to ask a simple question: “What’s your story?”
I don’t hear that expression used much these days – I suppose that says something about my age.
But – minus the accusatory tone – it’s actually a very good question.
What is your story?
We all have one, you know.
We all have a family history; a personal history; an emotional, physical, and spiritual map of sorts. We have all been through things – some good, some no doubt very bad.
We’ve learned things along the way – sometimes the “hard” way.
And, we all have had some experience, one way or another, with God – even if it is to reject Him in disbelief.
Thousands of years ago, the Psalmist had a suggestion:
“Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story…”
And it seems to me that is a good suggestion indeed.
Those of us who proclaim that we consider ourselves “redeemed” – those of us who have experienced God’s grace and love and redemption – we should tell others about that.
It doesn’t necessarily mean we need to go out on the street corner, Bible tract in hand, and shout it from the top of our lungs. Some feel called to do that – and that’s fine.
But surely there are all sorts of ways – as unique as we are each unique creations of God – in which we can tell “our” special story.
Who knows – it might just inspire someone else to experience and tell their own.
Prayer: Lord, open my eyes, ears – and mouth – to faithfully see, hear, and tell of your love – especially to those who need to have a word of hope. AMEN.