There is a Big Daddy Weave song I really like – My Story. He sings
“if I told you my story you would hear hope, that never let go… if I told you my story, you would hear love, that never gave up . . . And if I told you my story, you would hear life, but it wasn’t mine… if I should speak, then let it be of the grace that is greater than all my sin, of when justice was served and when mercy wins, of the kindness of Jesus, that draws me in, oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him.”
When I took an American Sign Language class last summer I learned how to sign the song, and signed it for my final. Signing God’s message was a wonderful experience.
We all have a story to tell – of what God has done for us. We have a conversion story, whether it is dramatic or common. As our women’s bible study group discussed Acts 9 this week, we looked in depth at Saul’s conversion.
“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”” Acts 9:3-6.
We did not get struck blind, but God has met us, He has changed us, and we all have a story to tell. As we tell our story to others we are reminded of how God has worked in our own lives, and sharing His Good News with those who don’t have a conversion story to tell. Let’s take every opportunity we have to tell our stories – to the glory of God.
- Shields up!
- Future Perfect