7-28-14 What's Your Story

We all have a life story with high points and low times. Some have experienced pain and suffering and yet find things to rejoice about.  Some seem to suffer more than others yet have a great spirit. Some have everything and are nasty to be around. Once we discover a person's story, we understand why they are like they are just a little bit.

Ever wonder the story behind people you meet?  That clerk at the grocery store may have a college degree but is now trying to raise her kids alone because of a deadbeat dad, maybe even while struggling with a chronic or even terminal illness.  That homeless guy sleeping under a bridge may hold a doctorate in economics from Harvard. That successful businessman may have trouble reading because he has a learning disability. 

That Christian man may have spent time in prison, got saved there and is now a respectable leader in the church.  That wonderful Christian woman may have been a runaway, addicted to drugs and is now a shining example of a mom for others.  Some Christians were raised in Christian homes and stuck with the direction taught by their parents. They don't have scars from living in sin, but still struggle with doubt.

We all have a past. We all have current struggles, whether chronic illness, rough circumstances or something unseen. We all have a life story of experiences and philosophies. We all should share this similar life story - I once was lost in sin, but now am found, was blind but now I see. Jesus saved me and put my feet upon the solid Rock!

The story of the prophet Iddo, mentioned in this verse, is lost.  Nobody knows it.  Many don't know our stories either.  Cemeteries are full of people whose stories are lost. Some we will meet in heaven and learn their stories What's your story?

"And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo." II Chronicles 13:22.

PS: I got saved 30+ years ago.  I love serving the Lord.  I enjoy being married to my wife, preaching, teaching, writing, ventriloquism, humor, dragonflies, the color blue, Yorkies, Canadian bacon pizza, chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, cars, photography. I dislike kohlrabi and cold winters.  I have never golfed. I have no desire to bungie jump. 

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