Tonight I enjoyed myself at a party. What I enjoy most about a party is the stories people share. One friend told of the humorous pranks he played on co-workers. Another friend told of her frustration with technology and retail stores. There were stories about vacations, siblings and children. Each story gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation for my friends.
Stories remind me of how fortunate we are to have the Bible. The men and women of the Scriptures are our ancestors in the faith. In the pages of Scripture, we can read not only about the victories of King David on the battlefield but also about his infidelity with another man’s wife. We hear the story of Lot’s escape from Sodom and Gomorrah just before the cities were destroyed by God’s wrath. We meet Hosea, who was sure to have heard whispering behind his back, since he married a prostitute. There are the adventures of Paul and, of course, the accounts of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
When we gather for church on Sunday, we come to hear God teach us through the stories of our progenitors. Through the people of the Bible, God reveals Himself and His love for us in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit uses the stories in the Scripture to give us a deeper understanding and appreciation for God in Christ.
Get to know the relatives; through them, we learn about God, His work in Jesus Christ and His ongoing work in the world through the Holy Spirit.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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