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  • Writer's pictureLES HENSON

Living In and Out of the Story

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

We all have a story to tell, but perhaps even more importantly we need to recognise that we each participate in a larger story of which our own story is but a part. The story that we decide to align our lives with is vitally important because it will direct and redirect the whole course of our lives. It will shape the story of our lives in significant ways. Therefore, it is vital that we understand the larger story that is steering our lives. Many Christian people assume that the story that moves them is God’s story, and it may well be. But unless we actively seek to know and understand God’s story and participate in it, we might find that the story that drives us a very different story. We may discover too late that the story we are participating in is one of the stories that this world as to offer, consumerism, individualism, pluralism, etc. However, God’s story which God’s people are called to participate in is the biblical story, which begins in the garden and ends in the world as we now know it in a city before starting anew in the new heavens and the new earth. I think it is vitally important that we not only follow God in Christ but actively seek to live in and out of the story that is centred on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To do that meaningfully we must know and understand the story of which our personal story is but a part.

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