what's your story?

What’s Your Story?

There is nothing like sitting at an airport. People are rushing, sauntering, sitting, sleeping, and arriving or going somewhere on this big planet of ours. I can sit for hours, and often have to, and just watch people. Every color, age, and class seems to be represented.

Each one has a story.

Each one has hopes and dreams. Love. Heartbreak. So many emotions in such a bustling place.

Each one matters to God.

We spend so much of our lives just wrapped up in our own little worlds. Never seeming to notice what goes on around us. Sure, we watch the evening news, sports, or whatever the latest reality tv show is on…but that is a microcosm of what is really out there.

7 billion souls. And counting. 7 billion stories.

And God knows each and every one of us. Each story. He counts the hair on our heads. He watches us as we sleep. He listens to our petty complaints and “powerful” prayers. He waits for us to notice Him.

Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”

He died for us.

He rose from the dead for us.

He loves us so much!!

In this society obsessed with money, position, and self-gratification, it is so easy to forget that we are part of a large family. Let’s spend some time looking at each other through God’s eyes. Eyes of love. And a heart that cares for each of us.

I know that this is something I have written about before, but I feel it’s especially important during the season we are in right now. Easter is the most important celebration in the life of a christian. It’s easy to get caught up in the dinners and meetings, and having a long weekend. Maybe even the church Easter egg hunt takes up more mental time that it should.

Are there people around us hurting? Do we know what’s going on with our neighbors? What about the widows and newly lonely people? Have we spent any time encouraging someone? Do we talk about Easter, and what it means to us? Or has it become just another long weekend?

He knows us intimately. Do we know Him? I mean REALLY know Him?

Let’s spend this next week focusing on what matters to God. Spend some time reading the Bible…focusing on the story of Easter.

Thank Him for what He has done.

Worship. Praise. Meditate.

Ask Him to use you this week. Let’s be a light in a world that seems more volatile each day. People are searching, we have the answer.

Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;…

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Let’s share His story…