Take 5

If you have ever cried at a 30-second commercial or Hallmark preview, you probably love stories as much as I do. Just over a week ago, our Middle School Ministry embarked on an epic journey through the wilderness, water rapids, crazy heat, and even some snow. Each event led to a new story we would get to tell others about. Meanwhile, during our evening sessions, we spent time talking about the disciple Peter’s story, as well as our own.

We all have a story to tell, each one of us has tales from childhood, hurts from the past and dreams for the future. We read as Peter was first called by Jesus to drop everything and follow him, to failing his best friend not once but three times, and finally being brought back into reconciliation and redemption over breakfast. You see, Jesus had a purpose for Peter just like he does for all of us. Peter was called to be the rock on which Jesus would build His church, even though he messed up. Friends, you were created on purpose, for a purpose. We were created to share our stories, because ultimately they are God’s stories. When we stop sharing and stop embracing our story, we miss what God is doing and what he wants to show us.

Someone out there needs to hear your story, because someone out there needs to hear about Jesus.

From one human to the next,