MAY HIS STORY BE TOLD IN OUR HOMES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
“I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a story-teller."
Story possesses invitation, a way forward that invites pilgrimage into the complexity. A path that leads into more questions and life-giving conversation, not just short, pithy rhetoric that fits on a t-shirt or a bumper sticker. It's beyond maxims and anecdotes, beyond trite sayings and easy pat answers. Formulas and clichés cannot arrest the affections of the heart. The way forward is through invitation. Story invites us, beckons us, and woos us. It's the language of the heart and an interpreter of the soul. Story, the recounting of a sequence of events, has been a formative way of understanding and learning throughout history. Story has a way of revealing to the human soul something deeper than information, something more than knowledge. Story has a way of creating a bridge between the soul and the mind; a way of creating passage between the turbulent waters and the places of refuge, a passage between the brokenness of the human experience and the fullness of being human. Story creates sanctuary.
We've been given a role in the greatest story ever told... And it's still being told.