What’s the Story?
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What’s the Story?
By Lois Parker Edstrom
Object suggested: A birth certificate, a personal baby book, and/or a personal photo album.
We all have our own story. When you were born someone filled out a birth certificate with your name on it. That birth certificate lists your parent’s names, where you were born, and how much you weighed. It might also include a tiny print of your foot.
As you grow there may be photos collected in an album that include pictures of you when you took your first steps, got your first haircut, or started school. There may be notes about how you liked to dance, play baseball, or it may record some of the funny things you said when you were beginning to talk.
As you progress through school, pictures are taken of you and your classmates and someday, if you marry, there may be pictures of you at your wedding.
During all of your life you are creating your own story. There may be interesting details like the time you broke your arm or went on a trip or discovered a new talent. As you grow you gather friends and each day learn more about the world.
Jesus had his own story too. It began long before he was born. His life story is recorded in the Bible. We can trace his family history as well as events that happened in his life.
There is a story in which two of his disciples had questions about who Jesus was. The Bible tells us that “beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (24:27).
We learn that in the beginning Jesus was with God. The prophets, those who could predict what would happen in the future, all spoke about the arrival of Jesus who would come to save the world. They even predicted where certain events would happen.
All of these things came to pass and the Baby Jesus was born. Most of you have probably heard the wonderful stories of his birth – stories about angels, shepherds, and wise men who followed a star.
He grew into a man who healed people and performed wonderful miracles. At the end of his life he went to be with God. Through his life and death he teaches us how to love and how to be the best we can be. That is His story.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan