Yesterday I was listening to a thought-provoking program from the Chris Fabry Live! show about stories in our lives. It really spoke to me, so I wanted to pass it along to you… (Click here.)
The story of our lives… the story that you are writing everyday with the choices that you make. Do you see your life that way? Do you see God as the Author of the novel of your life, and each day is a new page? Do you wonder what the plot is to your story? Chris interviews guest Scott McClellan on his book, “Tell Me a Story: Finding God (And Ourselves) Through Narrative”.
I recently have gone through a very hard situation. One of those situations where you think you finally have a wonderful ending, only to find out there was yet another plot twist you didn’t expect. But the thing that keeps me going is having the uncanny feeling that I’m in the middle of a good story that will eventually turn out. I liked how Scott McClellan shared that there is never a good story without conflict. If you’ve got conflict… you must have a great story in your life! And story can help us make sense of the conflict in our lives.
That’s one of the reasons why I believe reading is so important. From reading so many different kinds of stories (they could be anything varying from refugees in war-torn Poland after WWII to a kidnapped woman sent on a bridal ship to the Americas), we connect with characters who go on journeys, experience hard things, but that in the end have some sort of resolution. We start to view our lives as a story that is part of a Greater Story. And Jesus is the Best Author there is! If things don’t turn out well on this side of Heaven, we know there is always the rest of life on the other side, if we know Him as our personal Lord and Savior. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
I hope this program blesses you as it did me!
Original air date: Apr. 25, 2013