Storytelling? There’s an art to telling a story. Each thought that goes into it has to be linked with the next. Everything in a story needs to be linked, from start to finish, with the first sentence and the last. When finished, the listener should be left with the satisfying feeling it was worth it.
Think about it. What is the greatest story ever told? It’s the story of the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ; His birth, His ministry and His suffering and death. It’s a story we are obligated to tell well, so that those who hear it will be motivated to tell it themselves.
God’s Word tells us: “Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water’” (John 4:10).
Jesus knew how to tell a story. His message was sin and forgiveness, but it always came sandwiched in between love and grace. His story was an exquisite instrument of sin and grace. This Christmas season is a wonderful time for you and I to tell that story as well. The Christmas story is all about love, grace and forgiveness. Share that and let the story speak for itself.
We Pray. “Heavenly Father, thank You that You sought me out when I was dead in my sins and sinking deep into the miry pit of sin, self, selfishness, and seduction. Thank You that Jesus is the living water, in Whom alone are the words of eternal life. In Jesus name. Amen.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)