We are a people of story-tellers. Through our stories we are transported to other times and other places, to see the world through someone else’s eyes, to go beyond our daily life into something more. To be sure many are told simply to entertain, however even in the most superficial of stories we find things that shape our world view, our understanding of one another and the world. Most importantly, as believers when we tell stories we are communicating the truths about God and the world He created.
I’m an easy mark for good story-telling, regardless of the medium. I become engrossed in the characters as they have situations thrust upon them they must find ways to overcome. The best stories inspire us to do likewise… and some of the best stories are found in the pages of the Bible itself – God’s story of His creation and the ultimate redemption of His people. Along the way there are a myriad of stories that rival and surpass the best Hollywood has ever offered.
Starting this week here at FEFC, Pastor Bill and I will begin a series of sermons entitled “For such a time as this…” while Pastor Rob is on Sabbatical. Each week, we will explore a different story from the Old Testament. Far more than mere historical accounts, these are stories that capture the imagination and challenge us to emulate the men and women that God has called according to His plan. Through it all we learn not only something about these stellar individuals from the annals of biblical history but of the consistent and trustworthy character of God. And in these strange times, we certainly need to take the time to remind each other of God’s supreme faithfulness!
For His Glory,