If he told a story every day for the rest of his life, he would still have some untold tales.
Reference: Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8 NIV)
Explore: I’m writing this having just been to Papua New Guinea to look at the work of some health professionals. I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days with an American Physiotherapist who has spent most of his adult life in a remote village in PNG.
Each day I heard new stories of incredible things he had experienced, and by the end of my stay in PNG, I did not feel that I had even come close to exhausting the depths of his adventures. I think if he told a story every day for the next half of his life, he would still have some untold tales.
Application: Some people have lived a very full life. Even as you look at your own life you can probably think of some stories you could share.
Imagine how many stories Jesus could reveal from His life. There’s four books in the Bible that outline some of his stories, but His life didn’t end at 33 years of age. His life has gone on and so have the stories.
As I have headed home and retold my adventures – as well as the adventures of those I have met – it’s been a good reminder for me to not forget to tell Christ’s stories too. The stories of Jesus we read in the Bible are great, but they are not exhaustive.
There are stories from your own life of how Jesus has loved, forgiven and therefore lived on. Let’s not be shy to retell those tales too.
Prayer: Lord, the life you lived here on earth was incredible. Thank you God that Your life did not end there. May we keep it fresh and alive for our communities today. Amen.
What story can you share today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.