Storytelling has become a lost art.
No one tells stories any longer, yet since the beginning of time, storytelling has been an intricate part of history. In fact, that is how history was shared for much of the world’s existence; the passing of stories from generation to generation.
Sometimes our stories take an unexpected twist. Sometimes they turn out of control. Sometimes the tragedy is so horrible that our story is marred. We are not always good stewards of our stories. Sometimes the pain grips us so desperately that we can nothing but fall face forward into the mud. But you know what? God can still use those wretched lives, those wretched moments for his glory. Some of the most “awesome God” stories I’ve ever heard involve those kinds of lives redeemed to service for King Jesus.We're writing our story, but more importantly, we're writing His story Click To Tweet
We’re writing our story, but we’re writing His story. Our lives are a continuation of God’s story for this time. And His story is the most important story we can be writing. Yes the plot may make take an unexpected turn but sometimes that’s what makes God shine. His glory revealed to us and through us in the darkest times. Sometimes loud and sometimes almost silent. Told nonetheless.
His story. important to repeat. Important to turn to when the guilt of sin has slayed us. The only thing that satisfies our longings. The only redeeming quality of this life.
The story of Jesus.
I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.
I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.
I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.
According to Cyberhymnal this hymn is a part of a 50 stanza 2 part poem written by A. Katherine Hankey. This post is day 6 of the 31 day October challenge and linked up with Five Minute Friday. Today’s word is story.
If you want to read some fantastic storytelling about Jesus in the Old Testament. Check out Shane’s 31 days series, Christ in the Old Testament.