Romans 15:4 tells us, “For everything that has been written in the past was written to teach us so that through the endurance taught in Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
Do you like a good story? I do. Everyone likes a good story. Isn’t that why we read books?
The Bible is made up of 66 smaller sections we call books. Magnificent true stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things through the will and hand of an all-powerful God.
Within each chapter and verse lie a lesson meant to strengthen our walk and point to the author and finisher of our faith, God’s Son, Jesus.
Through God’s Word we see how even the most tragic, desperate and crazy of scenarios have an ending that is meant for the good of all mankind. Between the pages of Scripture we are able to grasp how each character’s tale is part of God’s grander plan. And He lays these out as an example for us to learn that He loves us, is faithful to us and always at work on our behalf.
But God didn’t stop there. No. He’s still writing even now, today, on the pages of a heart. And He has provided that heart with a memory to journal all that He has done; prayers He has answered, miracles He’s performed. And just like the Bible, this journal can be read by the author, their children and grandchildren.
They can go back and read magnificent true stories about an ordinary person who by the hand of God was able to do and bear witness to extraordinary things. And through these stories and the encouragement they provide their faith can grow and so their hope.
Do you know what? That heart could be yours. That person could be you.
Leave a legacy of God’s faithfulness for yourself and family. Write it down.
Journal your story.