One of the things we do a lot in our family is tell, and retell, stories. They cover a wide range of categories from hilarious to serious. These stories remind us of the moments that have impacted, and connected us. In our reading today we are reminded how important it is to pass on the stories of God’s mighty activity to the people around us. “Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. 5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.” Psalm 145:4-5 (NLT)
We are surrounded by “stories” that vie for our attention, whether they be from celebrities, politicians, villains, heroines, or superheroes. The stories that build our faith, are the ones about God and the work He does, whether they come from the Bible or from the lives of people that trust and follow Christ. God is constantly working to protect, provide, correct, challenge, support and guide His children. We need to reflect (meditate) on what He has done, and we also need to share it with others. Telling and retelling the stories of how God is working in our lives builds faith and confidence, not only in those listening to the stories, but also in us as we retell them.
This week look for an opportunity to tell someone how you have seen for yourself, or read in the Bible, a story about God working. Ask someone that follows Jesus to tell you how they have seen God at work. Let these stories become something you regularly seek out and think about. Your faith will grow in the process.