This past Sunday Joel and I went down to our grandson Grant's confirmation service. Before the service we sat and visited with him and his Grandma Ruth. At his dad's request, he read us his statement of faith. It was thoughtful, honest, and affirming of his faith in Jesus. He shared part of his story with us and I expect, has no idea the impact it had on us as we listened intently. Our stories tell of who we are, Whose we are, and who we are becoming. They matter.
Today we received a lengthy letter in the mail from a woman who was at the seminar on healing and Holy Spirit that we presented a couple of weeks ago in SW Minnesota. She shared her journey to healing with us and thanked us often for helping her to see "new ideas on healing that were Biblically sound." She thanked us that she has experienced more healing since we prayed with her and expressed how thankful she is for the process that is taking place. Enclosed was a gift to help us share this good news with others. It touched our hearts and inspired us on our journey. We are humbled, and so grateful to be a part of her story of who she is, and Whose she is.
When Joel and I speak before people we share our stories of healing and our encounters with Holy Spirit. We let others know who we are and Whose we are and how God continues to shape us. We love to tell them about the Father's love, the Holy Spirit's power, and the healing touch of Jesus. It also helps us all remember who we are. Children of the King. Our testimonies, our stories, they are not only important but necessary. Really, they are all His. They belong to the One who created us.
We all have a story to tell, a testimony to share, as we walk through this life on the way to eternity. Stories of love and hate, grief and joy, sickness and health. A broken world surrounds us, but the love of God envelopes and empowers us. Our story needs to be told because no matter what it holds, it ends in victory. Victory found on the cross. Our story...........His story.