history

History is all behind us, right? And although many writers are re-visionists and in a sense they “re-write” history. In reality they do not change what happened, but they change what those removed from the events by time perceive to have happened. But that is not what I am talking about. History, in my humble opinion, is His Story. It is God’s Story.

You and I have the opportunity to be a part of God’s Story. God is moving in mighty ways all around the world. We are hearing that at least 25% of Muslims who become believers have had visions where Jesus appears to them. We are hearing of healings and miracles all over India, China, and many other parts of our world. In fact, it might be accurately said that God is acting in our world in such momentous ways that they are unprecedented.

But think about the impact of one life. Consider for example, Andrew. Andrew was one of the first followers of Jesus. We are introduced to him very early in the Gospel of John. We don’t know much about him. But when Andrew met Jesus, the Bible says that he went immediately and found his brother Simon. Well, brother Simon is the one Jesus renamed Peter, and Peter is well remembered for his impact on Christianity, and thus all of history.

Who knows what might come out of what you choose to do for God? DL Moody heard someone say that the world had not yet seen the impact of one person wholly surrendered to God, and he said, “I will be that man.” What would be the impact of you or me being 100% available to God, fully surrendered to him? What if you only touched one life, but that life was a Billy Graham, or a Abraham Lincoln, or a Martin Luther King, or for that matter a Martin Luther?

His Story is partially recorded in the Bible. I believe the Bible is complete. I don’t think it is ever to be added to. But His Story is still being recorded on the pages of time and life. You and I can be a part of that. Since Jesus Christ changes the course of history in people and even nations, you alter His Story by obeying His call on your life. Like Isaiah, will you say, “Here am I, Lord, use me.”

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