We all have a story. Some are dramatic; some are simple. Some stories stay a smooth course throughout; some stories are an emotional roller coaster. There are lots of stories. Stories to make us cry, and stores to make us laugh. There are stories that inspire and motivate. No matter what shape your story takes, we all have one. And the best part…God is interested in reading and writing the rest of yours.
On October 22, 2010, Southeast Christian Church held their 4th Night of Worship. The night started off with a fun worship tune completely played and vocalized with the use of iPads, iPhones, and iPods. Technology rocks…just sayin’. Then we bolted into a spirit filled, God pleasin’, rockin’ worship set. It was fun, it was intimate, it was hopefully above all, pleasing to God.
The night then continued with a variety of stories being told. They were representative of all of our stories. Any one of us could’ve gotten up there to tell our story. These stories were ones of brokenness, heartbreak, loss, abuse, battery and bruising, emptiness, and fear. We’ve all had these moments. Moments where life hands you a bad deal and you are just ready to fold. But thankfully all of these stories and yours and mine ended or can end the same way.
We serve a God who is able. He is able to heal the heartbreak and put back together broken pieces. He specializes in comforting the lonely and gives meaning to the empty. He calms the fears, He easily wipes away tears, and can mend broken relationships. God is interested in your story. If you’ve been abused, He wants to wrap His arms around you and hold you until you know it’ll be OK. If you are lonely, He wants to be a friend that you trust will always be there. He wants to be a Father to the fatherless. He knows your story, and He wants to write the rest of it.
I’m thankful to serve a God who cares, a God who loves, a God who redeems, and a God who is worthy of my worship.
What’s your story?
We would love to hear your story. We would love to know what God has done or is continuing to do in your life. And if you aren’t able to tell us about what God is doing, but would like to know the God who is the Author of all, don’t hesitate to ask.