April 17, 2018
“Go and tell your story,” our pastor urged the congregation. Sunday’s sermon was such an amazing message. So often, we forget we have a story. We become so bogged down in our day to day living, that it’s nearly impossible to see the goodness and mercy in God’s hand and all the wonderful things He has done for us. But, in spite of all the negativity, we do have stories to tell, each and every one of us. We have those little “ah ha” moments and we have the great big, earth-shattering moments in our lives where we know without a doubt that our Heavenly Father has touched our very being, heart, body, and soul. I have to remind myself how it feels to be left out of great moments in my family and friends’ lives, only to hear about it a day late, and wishing “if only I had been there.”
Hearing stories from others about the great and wonderful Lord of Lords and King of Kings brings about a faith walk in our own lives. It is often only then, that, if we can see what God can do for others, we begin to believe what He can do for us. Their stories of faith and hope inspire us to continue on the path to righteousness and holy living, and help us to confirm that God and Heaven are for real, even for us. We have those stories, too! And, for the love of those around us, they need to hear about how God’s love extends to the ends of the earth, even for them. So, go and tell your story!
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV)
Please send your praises and prayer requests to Terri Lacher, FUMC Prayer Life Coordinator by calling (936) 598-3484, (936) 332-2717 or at email@example.com.