Imaginations are unleashed when the story is told. Most little girls dream about being a princess and it even flows into the way that they play. I don't think I've ever visited a friend who has a daughter that hasn't had at least one plastic tiara encrusted with plastic ornate jewels.
We can't forget the little boys who will find a stick in the back yard and wave it around like it's a sword, or even wrestle a pillow like it's an adversary that needs to be overcome.
We tend to lose ourselves in that story and actually want to become the heroes.
When it comes to reading the Bible, it's a little different. Sometimes, we think about the Bible as being about the people that did mighty things - and we even think about what Jesus did for us, but we forget who the Bible is about.
The Bible is God's story. "In the beginning God created..." - it's about what He has done and continues to do for the people that are called by His name.
Sometimes, we get caught up in what God can do for us and frustrated because He may not grant a prayer request when we want him to... but we need to remember... it's not our story - it's His.
In the end, God gets the ultimate victory and we will rejoice and praise Him for all that He has done, because He is faithful, just and true.
So... today - let's take a moment and remember that we are God's supporting cast. Let us pray for His success in the world and that we may loyally follow Him so that His goal is accomplished. After all, we call ourselves Christians because we do what Christ did. In John 6:38 Jesus says:
I come down form heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of Him that sent me.Let's try to remember that today, and keep things in perspective!