I Love to Tell the Story

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”  
Matthew 28:6-7 ESV

Whenever we turn on the news our television stations are filled with stories of snowstorms, tornados, terrorist attacks and sporting events. Then when we open our mailboxes, we find them filled with appeals to buy an unending array of products, sell our homes or give money to hundreds of worthy causes. It seems that everyone wants our money, our time or our attention. Now if our house is on fire, bombs are about to drop or a disaster strikes our neighbors, we indeed should and must act. But even in the greatest those emergencies, we must not allow the urgency of our situation to drown out the most important story of all. “Jesus has risen, and He wants to meet with us!”

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Just stop and think about that amazing detail for a moment! The One who governs the course of galaxies and who lives in heaven surrounded by angels, wants to be a part of our lives! Why not give Him our unwavering attention and listen to what He has to say before the morning news? Only He can help us to face our emergencies, and only His hope can give us the courage to help others. Just like the disciples in today’s verse, He will show us what direction to take and promises that He will go before us. As we put our trust in Him, and give Him our heart’s undivided attention, we will discover that He is going with us into the New Year and that there we will see Him, no matter what lies ahead!

12 thoughts on “I Love to Tell the Story

  1. Your excellent post reminds me of when Jesus went to Mary and Martha’s house Mary was busy preparing a meal for all the guests, but Martha sat listening to Jesus. When Mary complained, the Lord told her she was too troubled about many things, and that Martha had actually chosen the better part.

    • Oh yes. I meant no disrespect to the original. We each have our own way of telling the story of Jesus. I can’t follow the link in a comment, but I am guessing you mean the Alan Jackson version.

      • You may need to change some setting to see the video links in the Comments, or it could be a fee issue. I pay a small amount per year to restrict ads from my blog and to allow videos.
        I have found the “Happiness Engineers” at the help desk to be very helpful, though one has to sit and watch the screen for when they reply, or at least keep a window open to see when they reply. Once a conversation begins, they are usually pretty prompt.
        Just click on the ? in the upper right, and then select the “Still Need Help” button at the bottom to open a Live Chat. There you can ask, “Why can some people see videos in their Comment sections, but I cannot?”
        I’ll ask, too, and tell you what I find out.

      • Thanks. That is very thoughtful of you. I don’t think I have ever used the help feature over the 8 years I am here. I sort of blunder my way around the blog trying various things. I do pay a yearly fee but am still trying to figure out what a plugin is! 🙂

      • Hi, Pastor Pete. I went to WP’s help site and am waiting for an email reply they promised. Apparently, when attaching a video, one can “embed” the video in the comment or blog and that will make it more difficult for people to access. I think I understand the concept, in that sometimes when I link a video in my blog, it shows me the “preview” picture of the video as it appears on YouTube, but other times all I get is the URL, which I suspect is the “un-imbedded” version. However, I do not know how to make this distinction occur and neither did the Happiness Engineer, so he/she said they would email their info to me after researching it. c.a.

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