OUR STORY – HIS STORY

It has been said many times this past week – “2011 is history.” What’s done is done. No looking back.

Perhaps you have also heard that all of history is “His story.” Believing that to be true, I proclaim 2012 to be history…His story, waiting to be written in our lives and in our time.

God is not subject to time – to Him, a thousand years are like a day gone by (Psalm 90:4) – we are the ones who mark the passage of time in years. We refer to significant periods in our lives as “chapters.” That is probably truer than most of us realize. One chapter followed by another, then another…and then, our lives – our stories – are complete. “…we spend our lives as a tale that is told” (Psalm 90:9 NKJ).

Our stories will be marked by a combination of drama, comedy and certainly, a dose of tragedy, but have no doubt about it: Our stories are part of a bigger story – His story.

According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “A man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.” We are to enjoy Him through a close, personal relationship with Him in our life time, and then, throughout eternity. How can we glorify God? The Apostle Paul urged the Corinthians, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).

Jesus put it this way: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NKJ).

Let us be open to the people, places and things God chooses to be part of our stories this year. May His will be done in our lives – on earth, as it is in heaven – in this chapter of our stories, so that our lights may shine bright in this dark world, as bright as the candles we held high on Christmas Eve.

The Bible is a history book – one that tells the story of God’s relationship to man – His story. The story line is in three parts: He is coming (OT). He came (NT). He’s coming again (Revelation). May 2012 find us anticipating (but not setting dates!) for Christ’s return.

The canon of Scripture is complete, but the story – His story – continues to be written  in us. This next chapter is sure to be a page-turner…

May God be glorified in us all His story in 2012.

1 Comment

  1. Deana
    Jan 3, 2012

    I’ve heard many times, “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it’s called the present.” I have never heard, or thought about it being His Story, and I love it. It puts it all in perspective for me. This blog really touches me in a way you can never know. Thank you Kathy, and thank you Jesus for giving her the words to touch hearts.

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